Title: 52 Amazing Things that Became True of You the Moment You Trusted Christ
Author: Stephen Kuhn
“Understanding your true identity as “in Christ,” and all the benefits that come with that, will help you maintain a proper perspective,” Stephen Kuhn writes in the conclusion of his book, 52 Amazing Things that Became True of You the Moment You Trusted Christ.
~ What ~
At one-hundred-and-ninety-two pages, this small hardbound targets those seeking a Christian devotional, often correlating to topics with personal memories, movies, current events, and family life. Using mainly the New Living Translation of the Holy Bible, also referenced are the NIV and NASB versions. After an introduction, fifty-two chapters discuss our complete relationship with Jesus, ending with a conclusion, notes, author’s biography, and book advertisements.
From two to four pages long, each chapter is about how we are new creatures in Christ when we come to Him. The subject starts with a written out Bible verse, followed by several paragraphs regarding different attributes and characteristics of God, as well as His benefits, love, and gifts He has given us. Correlating iconic movies, shows, and actors to his wife, daughter, and addictions, also added are Biblical characters and how we are truly blessed by God’s everlasting love and attention.
As believers, we tend to forget how much God loves and cherishes us, and I enjoy reading books that remind me of Christ’s ultimate sacrifice, love, and grace for my redemption of sin. My favorite chapters were those that were about the Jesus, the prodigal son, and Apostle Paul.
One example I enjoyed is Chapter 7 titled You Have Been Set Free from All Condemnation with Romans 8:1 written out. Kuhn reminds us that our sin was one-hundred percent forgiven when Christ shed His blood for us on the cross two-thousand years ago. We should thank Jesus for loving and accepting us unconditionally in spite of our sins.
~ Why Not ~
Some readers may not like that many of the pages mention personal viewpoints that include Whac-A-Mole, Willy Wonka, Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, Arnold Schwarzenegger, cartoons, or the author’s childhood, family life, and addiction to name a few. Others may prefer primarily concentrating on Biblical aspects. Seasoned or older Christians may not relate to some of the secular correlations to the topics.
~ Who ~
A writer and blogger, Kuhn is a recovery group leader and conference speaker who lives in Oregon with his wife and daughters.
~ Wish ~
It would be helpful if bullet point reminders and prayers were included that related to each chapter.
~ Want ~
If you are looking for a reminder of the amazing hope we have in our personal relationship with Christ, this is a good choice if you do not mind reading about many of the author’s experiences. Ideally, it would be apropos for the thirty-something-year-old new believer, especially males.
Thanks to FaithWords for this complimentary book that I am freely reviewing.
GRAMMARLY was used to check for errors in this review.