This book by Jason Allen, Being a Christian, is a book that I was looking forward to reviewing. It’s a very good book. So many resources out there talk about the Christian life. There’s a whole genre of literature that is dedicated to “Christian Living.” But this book takes a different approach than many of these books. It gets back to the basics.
The very basic foundation of our Christian life is the Gospel. Each chapter of this book focuses on how the gospel impacts a different part of our life, beginning with how the gospel affects us personally and dealing with other parts of our life, such as marriage, family, money, and the church.
It’s a shorter and simpler book than some “Christian Living” books, but that made me enjoy it more. It put principles right where anyone could reach it. This is low-hanging fruit, as some would call it, a basic help to any Christian on living out the gospel in different aspects of their lives. I would have liked more issues dealt with, but that can be done in other books. For these reasons, I give this book 4 stars out of 5.