Uncovered & uncomfortable…
What are you hiding behind? That is the question every soul must answer, because every soul either is hiding, has hidden behind something or will hide behind something.
Adam & Eve hid behind the trees & covered themselves – but what they forgot in the emotions of hiding is that God owns the trees they were hiding amongst and He also wanted to provide a beneficial covering, which would be sufficient.
Rod Tucker begs for readers to be humble in their hiding and to open up with vulnerability, even though it will be difficult. What Tucker begs for ALL readers to do is drop the stone that could potentially be thrown at the honest confessor.
The author addresses both the personal aspect of uncovering and the communal aspect, which is the church. He implores that the church be a place and a body of/for healing for all who remove the cover from their lives.
Not only that, but Tucker requests that churches be accepting of all sorts of coverings, lifestyles, and choices. This is much needed – but what if the person who is accepted has no intention of repenting, but only to cause division within the body? These sort of folks exist, as well as those who judge. Pride is an evil in life – both in the lives of the religious and the world. I wish the author could’ve expounded just a little more on the community of a faith family.
This book will stretch you to the max and make you uncomfortable at times. But it is in the stretching that we are often confronted personally and brought to the forefront of much needed change.
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