The idea of the wimpy Sunday school Christ is one that has always irritated me to no end, and a complaint I often have is that this culture doesn’t seem to understand the strength of a Savior who chooses to lay down His life for us.
Given these facts I found the book Jesus Was An Airborne Ranger to be refreshing, and though the principles it laid out were not exactly new to me, the further understanding brought by the illustration of actual Ranger principles was inspiring.
Written my a Chaplain in the U.S. Army Rangers, this book is very much written toward a culture of men who have continuously been taught about a wimpy Christ they could not identify with. As a counter point this book specifically goes into the similarities in Christ life to an Airborne Ranger, parachuting behind enemy lines, on a mission to take the fight to the enemy.
Though geared towards men, I doubt that only men would find this book helpful. So many people in this time need an understanding of the Strength of Christ, and it is not only men that have been weakened by His portrayal of timidity. As I read I could personally think of many people who I thought would benefit greatly from this books perspective.
Get ready to grapple with the idea that when we came to Christ, we weren’t meant to simply sit in our churches “bunkers” singing songs and staying safe, we are in enemy territory, and we have a mission to implement. We are His Disciples, His “Ranger Recruits” and we are meant to fight for the hearts of those around us!
If these ideas seem foreign to you, consider picking up this book and giving it a read!
Joy Aletheia Stevens
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