Book Review: Skin in the Game

Skin in the Game
Living an Epic Jesus-Centered Life
by Rick Lawrence

Risk is a foundational requirement, not an optional step of the true faith walk. A halfway relationship with Jesus just doesn't work. Discover what's waiting for you on the other side of risk. 
Christians are longing for more life in their lives, a sense that they’re more present to Jesus and to their own story in the everyday. They’re looking for the answer to the deepest question of human experience: “How do I find the freedom I crave, and become the person I long to be?” Too often, though, they’re scared to risk too much to find the answer—so they simply continue to lead lives of “quiet desperation.”
Rick Lawrence says that’s exactly the problem. We’ve seen too much. We know too much. And so we manage our risk so well that we choke off the very fuel that our soul needs to stay alive. In fact, risk should be a primary aspect of our relationship with Jesus, not the thing we avoid.
In this book, Lawrence argues that if we pay attention to the way Jesus related to people, we discover that he asked every person he ever met to put their “skin in the game”—invest part of themselves. Only then did they find the life they always longed for.
Lawrence asks eight key questions, including:
• Will you embrace your shame?
• Will you receive grace?
• Will you confront your fears?
• Will you wait, even when all hope is lost?

With a vigorous, fast-paced, and conversational style, he uses these questions plus stories straight from Scripture and pop-culture corollaries to explore the kinds of risks we find in our lives today and how to stop waiting and start going all in for Jesus.

Rick Lawrence is a speaker, church leader, and the executive editor of Group Magazine. He is also the author, coauthor, or editor of over thirty four books. Plus he actively blogs at connect with him at 

Alright so I'm always interested in faith based books. Partially because I'm just curious how other people think and partially because I'm on my own journey right now. Even though this book is short it's packed with information that has different ways of thinking in a challenging way. Teaching you to me more like Jesus. If you like The Case for the Real Jesus or A Christian Survival Guide then Skin in the Game is for you. 

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