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Life is _____. by Judah Smith

“God created human beings out of a desire for relationship. He created Adam and Eve because he wanted to love and be loved.”

Judah Smith is a newer voice in the Church. He is so new that I have not read his earlier works Jesus Is: Find a New Way to Be Human and Love Like Jesus.

Like most new authors in Christian book genre, the thoughts are not new and the ideas are not unique, however Judah’s passion and style are both refreshing and energizing.

Life is _____.: God’s Illogical Love Will Change Your Existence is a pretty simple book. Judah breaks down life into four statements: Life is to be love and to love, Life is to trust God in every moment, Life is to be at peace with God and yourself, and Life is to enjoy God.

When I first picked up this book, I was worried that I was going to read a hipster version of Christianity that is watered down fuzzy words about love. Yet I was pleasantly surprised with the use of Scripture and the author’s ability to make timeless Bible stories relatable to the modern Christian.

God loves us. He wants us to love Him. He wants us to love everything He has created.

Judah Smith is easier to read that John Piper and more intellectual than Rob Bell.

I liked this book even though I never felt like I got enthusiastic about it. It is a good book to pick up once in awhile and read casually.

“We are good at missing the good ol’ days, and we are good at longing for someday. But in the process, we often undervalue the importance of today...We live life best when we live it without regretting the past or fearing the future”