My latest review is of a book from Trevin Wax, titled “This Is Our Time (Everyday Myths in Light of the Gospel)”. I received a complimentary copy of this book from B&H Publishing Group, and in turn agreed to write this non-biased review.
Trevin Wax is the Bible and Reference Publisher for Lifeway Christian Resources. He hosts a blog at the Gospel Coalition and has been a regular contributor to The Washington Post and Christianity Today. In this book, Trevin analyzes our current “American Life” in order to help Christians recognize the myths of society that we may be believing. His main goal is for us to see the world through the lens of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Trevin discusses topics, such as, our smartphone habits, entertainment intake, shopping, sex, marriage, politics and life’s purpose. These are some hot button topics, and I was a little nervous to read them as I was sure I would find myself convicted about my own practices and habits.
Why did he have to start with the smartphone? Ouch!
I think one thing I learned from reading this book is that as a Christian I too fall prey to the world’s ideology, and see things through what society says is OK, and not through what Jesus says about the world. Yes, as Christians we live in the world, but we don’t have to accept and go along with what society says is OK. There is a better way, and that is to know the Bible, and live the way Jesus called us to live.
I especially was challenged and loved the chapter about marriage. This is not an easy topic to discuss, and I felt like Trevin did a wonderful job reminding us of what marriage is from God’s perspective.
I do feel like this book is more targeted to those whom identify themselves are Christians. This book is definitely a wake-up call to the Church (Christians) to see the world through the Gospel of Jesus Christ.