Acceptable!: Transforming Flawed Lives, Into Living Sacrifices, Through the Word Rudy Gonzalez

ISBN: 9781615076826

Published: October 11th 2011

Paperback

124 pages


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Acceptable!: Transforming Flawed Lives, Into Living Sacrifices, Through the Word  by  Rudy Gonzalez

Acceptable!: Transforming Flawed Lives, Into Living Sacrifices, Through the Word by Rudy Gonzalez
October 11th 2011 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, ZIP | 124 pages | ISBN: 9781615076826 | 6.79 Mb

In his newest book, Rudy Gonzalez seeks to expose readers to an aspect of the Bible that is often overlooked. While many devout Christians read the Bible for the comfort it provides, or for the encouragement through difficult times it offers, itsMoreIn his newest book, Rudy Gonzalez seeks to expose readers to an aspect of the Bible that is often overlooked.

While many devout Christians read the Bible for the comfort it provides, or for the encouragement through difficult times it offers, its function as an implement of sacrifice is rarely, if ever, fully understood.For Gonzalez, the Bibles primary function is like that of a blade in the hands of a skilled Levitical priest, slaughtering sacrificial animal victims and preparing them for the fiery altar.

Thus, Dr. Gonzalez takes us through a fascinating and yet foreboding interpretation of Hebrews 4:1-13 using the Levitical Sacrifices of Israel (Lev. 23) as his interpretive lens. This allows the reader to understand sacrificial language in the New Testament-as in, for example, Pauls challenge to present their bodies as living sacrifices (Romans 12:1)-in a new and sobering way. Gonzalez also brings new insight into the well-known Christian concept of rest. Thus, beyond limiting a believers rest as tantamount to trusting in the promises, Gonzalez advances the view that rest is a necessary and preparatory state of deep humility and surrender as one voluntarily comes under the authority of the written word of God to perform spiritual surgery.

The ultimate aim of the Bible is to turn believers into living sacrifices that honor God in word and deed.Dr. Gonzalez is up-front in his challenge to all readers. It is very unlikely that after having read this brief but densely packed book, one can ever read the Bible casually again.



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