Passion is more than a song or a feeling. It's a story of guts and glory, perseverance and purpose. For anyone who follows Jesus, passion is a way of life. But how do we live out this grand calling?
In Mirror Ball, worship leader and songwriter Matt Redman reminds us it's never too late to live a big life. We are wide-eyed worshippers, stunned by a glorious God and living life with high expectations of all we can become in Him.
When the wonder of God really takes hold on the inside, a life of worship explodes out in every possible direction. Mirror Ball is a call to get a great big view of Jesus and then live as boldly and brightly as we can for His honor.
You may never be the same....
|Publisher:||David C Cook|
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.60(d)|
About the Author
Matt Redman is a worship leader, songwriter, and the author of several books, including TheUnquenchable Worshipper. Among his many well-known songs are “Blessed Be the Name,” “You Never Let Go,” and “The Heart of Worship.” Matt and his wife, Beth, have five children and live on the south coast of England.
Table of Contents
1 The Passion of the Christian 21
2 Love Will Give Its All 31
3 Big God, Big Life 41
4 Drops in the Ocean 59
5 Who Do You Say That I Am? 69
6 10,000 Reasons 79
7 The Rule of First Things 89
8 Endless Hallelujah 97
Discussion Guide 109
About the Author 161
Song Bibliography 163
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Matt redman is awwsome i love his music je is a great singer and song writer. His music is great and entertaining.
"Living Boldly and Shining Brightly for the Glory of God"Amen! Isn't that what life should be about - shining brightly for God? However, so often we limit worship to just our singing at church. Though Matt Redman is known for his amazing, heartfelt, soul-stirring worship music he and his wife are authors of great books and and their lives reflect a life of living worship. Like every book I have read by either of the Redman's I am utterly amazed!This book challenges and encourages the reader to look at worship in a whole new light. We are to be like a mirrored ball reflecting the glory of God for all the world to see. He shows how our daily living should be approached as an act of worship for God. Each task we put our hands to should be done with the Glory of God in mind. If each Christian lived this way - sold out to worship - our world would be utterly turned upside down. People would view all things in life differently and the hurting and lost would see light in the midst of their darkness. I encourage everyone to pick up a copy of this book.Thank you B&B for this review copy.
For me, the book was mainly about the first chapter, The Passion of the Christian. Where Matt Redman introduces the mirror ball. He tells his excitement and worry about the mirror ball. He and his worship leader friend are at this big arena getting prepared for this worship get together and his friend Louie has this grand idea for a mirror ball to drop down during the height of the worship. When the moment comes and the mirror ball drops, Matt sees this dinky mirror ball like you see at kid dances and starts to worry. He thinks people are going to see that and start to laugh instead of worship. Then the lights hit the mirror ball and the entire arena lights up. For me, this books message was simply to shine all around for the glory of God. We at times feel that all God has given us is a dinky little mirror ball and we want to laugh. But if we keep our faith in Him and do as He commands us, that dinky little mirror ball will shine like no other. Like Matt Redman says on page 25; So often we equate passion with volume and energy, and surely that can play an important part. But when it comes to true passion, ultimately those things are just the tip of the iceberg-the part most on display. However, God looks beneath the surface, searching our hearts. Our heart may seem or feel like a dinky small mirror ball, but if we have a personal relationship with Christ, living as He says to in His Word, our hearts will light up, our chest won’t feel so heavy, etc. This dinky mirror ball can be used in so many different ways in our life and that is why it got to me so. I fully recommend this read and what it can do for you and your mirror ball, whatever it may be. You will enjoy this book to the fullest. It did have slow parts in it for me but I was willing to overlook the slow areas for what I got from the book.
"We are mirrors whose brightness.is wholly derived from the Son (my version) that shines upon us." -C.S. Lewis Matt's description of the tiny mirror ball that was to be used in a huge Nashville arena truly exemplifies the truth of our lives being used by the Son's light in us. He goes on to talk about these different areas of the Christian life: Passion of the Christian: Lives laid down Love will give it's all: True Love and faithfulness Big God, Big Life: Off the charts and possible Drops in the ocean: Together we are the Church Who do you say that I AM?: The names of God 10,000 Reasons: Life of worship The Rules of first things: Seek first. Endless Hallelujah: God is at work Matt describes in story form and factual information how each of the above fits into your life. His inclusion of Scripture backs up what he delineates. Key points are set apart so that they make a deep impression on your life. At the end of the book, you will find a life applicable discussion guide with a special surprise in each section. By the way, Matt is a well-known worship songwriter. Matt's book is good for personal use, but I believe it brings more meaning when used in a group, as you get more personal insights. This book was provided by Audra Jennings of The B&B Media Group, Inc., in exchange for my honest review. No monetary compensation was exchanged.