Friday, December 27, 2013

Review: Thy Will Be Done: When All People Call God Blessed by:Ronald W. Kirk

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About the Book:
The world cries out for an imaginative but realistic Biblical guide to the life foreshadowed in Christ’s model prayer. No foolish utopia, here is a powerful, comprehensive portrait of a sinful world redeemed and transformed by Christ—including the tools needed to hasten the day.
The author weaves a tapestry of possibility–Christ’s people growing as salt and light, putting flesh on the Bible’s vision of blessing in every aspect of human life and endeavor, bringing joy to all peoples and glory to the One who came to save the world.
“Ron Kirk comprehensively applies the Lordship of Christ to all areas of life” (Peter Hammond, The Reformation Society, South Africa).

About the Author:
Christ saved Ron Kirk while still in college. Graduating from the University of California, Berkeley in 1974, he became a professional landscape, architect. Since 1980, Ron has studied and taught the Biblically and historically identified applied-faith theology and philosophy outlined in this book. Its principles have now long proven themselves in the curriculum and methods of pioneering day and home schools founded and administered by him, the first being the Master's School. Married since 1971, Ron and Christina have five children, five sons- and daughters-in-law, and twelve beautiful grandchildren, all walking with Christ. American Heritage Christian Church ordained Ron as a minister in 1984.

My Review:
 Ron Kirk is a very talented author. He has way with words, you might say. His commentary in Thy Will Be Done is fascinating yet very much in the know with what we should be doing in our households with our own families as well as in our daily work life even our church life. Being dedicated to God is a great mission but being dedicated to winning souls for the Kingdom is even better. The author has several thoughts on many, many different things that should be of utmost importance to every Christian.

 I myself appreciated his thoughts on the roles of the husband/father, wife/mother, and children in the home. The author states that in today's world it seems that the father is more concerned with material possessions and not too much concern is placed where it should be--- educating his children on all things Godlike. We are to teach our children to be salt and light in the community.

 Much of what the author has stated in the book is something he has experienced in his life--home, church, school. His hopes with this book is to give us a guide in which to build from and also as an example of a Biblically directed life. This book encompasses the "Love Thy Neighbor" commandment and gently guides us on how to do just that.

 Loving thy neighbor is not an easy task and God knew this when he commanded us to do so. But he commanded us to do this none the less. Being a Christian myself and living that life for well over 20 years now, it is something I still struggle with today. We are to love like Christ loves the church. God's enabling is what will draw us closer to Him even when we need help in certain areas.

**Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from the author.