High & Lifted Up in the Church
Mark Gilbert is not walking around waiting to throw stones at the Catholic Church. As the editor of this text, he is simply wanting to assure people that the Church exists as a beacon of hope to the world that points people to Jesus. His experience in the Catholic Church did not point him to Jesus…it only caused him to wonder if he could save himself.
Therefore, in this text, you will hear testimony after testimony about meeting Jesus. For those who are devout Catholics, Gilbert only wants to affirm that you are meeting Jesus through your Church. If that is not the case, Gilbert and others plead that you withdraw from that Church and go to where the bible is central and Jesus is magnified.
It is very easy, even in evangelicalism to become caught up in good works, strong efforts, and a moralistic theology that makes you feel good for a short period of time. Eventually, those works, efforts and morals do not add up, they only bring upon more guilt each & every time that you fall short, which is/will be often. This is a book about grace found in Jesus, not in a Church. However, if you’re serious about Jesus, you are serious about His bride, the Church.
This memoir highlights one’s convictions about the love of Christ made known through His Church.
Thank you to Cross Focused Reviews for the copy. I was not required to write a positive review.