Thursday, October 28, 2010

City On Our Knees by TobyMac*a review

Bestselling recording artist TobyMac has a passion for inspiring believers to step out and take action for their faith. Through compelling stories and Scripture, City on Our Knees will illustrate how Christians past and present have set aside differences, come together in unity, and stepped forward in action and prayer. Readers will be encouraged and inspired to do the same, summoning the commitment, courage, and devotion to bring a city to its knees.

About the Author
TobyMac is a Grammy Award-winning artist, producer, and song- writer. First known as part of the popular group dc Talk throughout the 1990s, he launched a solo career in 2001 and has since won numerous awards, earned three certified gold albums, and had six No. 1 Christian singles. His previous books include Jesus Freaks (with dc Talk) and Under God (with Michael Tait and WallBuilders). TobyMac is married with five children and makes his home near Nashville, Tennessee.

Hardcover: 223 pages
Publisher: Bethany House (September 1, 2010)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0764208659
ISBN-13: 978-0764208652
Product Dimensions: 8.2 x 5.1 x 1 inches
Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces

My Review
A collection of stories, prayers, profiles and insights serves as a call to action for God’s people to become active citizens making a difference in their communities and their world. Inspired by the song by Toby Mac “City On Our Knees.”
This book helps motivate people to act. Each part in this book is named after a line from TobyMac’s song CITY ON OUR KNEES. It has a assortment of stories about well known people in the church such as St. Patrick, Charles Spurgeon; also a story of a terminally ill 4-year-old girl who starts a lemonade stand to fight cancer, a 12-year-old boy that turns loose change into weapons against modern-day slavery. Many stories that tell how those that really make a difference in life really pray and care. You can’t sit back and do nothing.
City On Our Knees also has Bible verses and quotes from people to reflect as well as a Blog by TobyMac. The chapter ends with a one-minute remix and a prayer, very inspiring.
There are four different chapters in this book which contain stories that fit the following titles:

1. Step across the line
2. Out of the comfort zone... and into the light
3. We are family
4. Hope is just a prayer away

I recommend this book very much. It is full of stories that are true and tells us that if you keep going and pray and stay close to the Lord, great things will happen.

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Thank you to Bethany House for providing this book for review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255

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