Book Review: Prototype by Jonathan Martin
This book is based around the fact that Jesus is our prototype—that He is our example on how to live and most importantly He is our example on how knowing that we are beloved of God changes the way we do live. Who are you? Is your identity rooted in knowing you are beloved of God?
One of the author’s purposes for this book was the hope that we would become “awake to God” (p. 15). He is not dogmatic in exactly what that is supposed to look like either.
This book is filled to the brim with stories, lots of stories. The stories contain the most authenticity and genuineness that I’ve seen in a long time. They are “real”. The author puts part of himself into the pages. That was refreshing.
The stories contained lots of uplifting examples of God at work in people’s lives. They also frequently brought tears to my eyes or made me laugh out loud. Occasionally the text seemed to wander from the main points by it eventually came back around and pulled it all together.
I felt not even a speck of guilt as I read the stories. (You know, like if I wasn’t already doing it like that there must be something lacking in my Christian walk.) No, instead I only felt encouraged—encouraged to be real.
If you are hungry for stories of real-life examples on what it looks like to live an authentic life in Christ then this book is for you.
To purchase your own copy of this book go here: Prototype: What Happens When You Discover You’re More Like Jesus Than You Think?
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