Item description for The Life Surrendered: A Young Man's Plea for His Generation to Abandon Hypocrisy by Jad Jabbour...
Have you ever felt disillusioned by a church that seems to be filled with hypocrites? If so, you will want to read first time author Jad Jabbour's book, The Life Surrendered. Jabbour examines what it means to be a true disciple of Christ, how many of us are unaware of our own hypocrisy and how to live the meaningful lives that Jesus intended for us. As a young American Christian, Jabbour pleads for himself and his peers to live authentic lives, lives without hypocrisy. The Life Surrendered will challenge you to truly live the Christianity you claim.
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Studio: Tate Publishing & Enterprises
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.8" Width: 6" Height: 0.33" Weight: 0.47 lbs.
Release Date Dec 11, 2007
Publisher Tate Publishing & Enterprises
ISBN 1602475571 ISBN13 9781602475571
Reviews - What do customers think about The Life Surrendered: A Young Mans Plea for His Generation to Abandon Hypocrisy?
The Perfect Book Aug 8, 2009
My name is Fred Hope and must admit how impressed I was with the book. I wish to e-mail the author to express my gratitude. I hope he or anyone else passes me Jad's e-mail address.
Excellent!... Way Overdue. Mar 11, 2008
EVERY young person who professes Christ, AND his or her parents should read this book. It should be required reading in every Christian school (high-school grades especially). For once, the blame for the grievously low state of spirituality among 'Christian' youth is not simply passed on to church elders, parents, etc... A strong and necessary message of personal accountability is lovingly, but firmly, directed specifically to the author's own peers---a sadly carnal generation of future church and society leaders. Though parents and church elders definitely share in this responsibility and are biblically admonished to 'train' up children in the way they should go, and though those same elders will give an account for their own hypocrisy and bad examples; once the young, pre-adult, has 'heard the Word', none other than he or she alone can bear the responsibility for walking in the light of that Word. Just as the initial response to the gospel exhortation, "Ye must be born again" is the sole responsibility of the young person who hears it; so it is the sole responsibility of that same person, to walk and grow in holiness and spiritual maturity---regardless of the examples set before them... Jesus is our real example. The author aptly brings all of this out, and effectively destroys parental excuses for failing to teach the truth to their kids, such as, "Oh, he is just going through a stage---after all, he IS a teenager... I went through the same thing myself". Such lies are even more effectively exposed due to the fact the author is still in the same age group of those who are supposedly 'going through that stage'. I happen to live in the same town as Brother Jabbour, but have never had the pleasure of meeting him*. My in-laws are well acquainted with the Jabbours, however, and speak very highly of them. I am proud that such a good, relevant work has come from a 'local boy', but I can honestly say my review would be exactly the same, were that not the case. I have wanted to write a similar book myself, but never felt I had sufficient credibility on the subject. I'm from the 'older generation' and the message, it has been said, of the 'older generation' to the 'younger generation' has always been the same. Coming from a member of that 'younger generation' to his own, this book has an even stronger effect than if it were written by one of the 'elderly and wise'. 'Congratulations' and 'well done' to the author... And from one minister of the gospel who belongs to that 'older generation', on behalf of the rest of us---you 'do us proud'. C. Edward Hughes
*[update-4/7/08] I met Jad and his lovely wife Dena for the first time yesterday, when Jad's father, Dr. Nabil Jabbour brought them by the house. They are all so nice--living demonstrations of the Love of Jesus.
This book will end poverty and bring world peace! Feb 25, 2008
Well, it does address one of the biggest issues that Christians face: dealing with a broken and often hypocritical Church. Read it to learn more about the sources and signs of hypocrisy. More importantly, see how you are part of the problem and can be a major contributor to a solution!
I believe this to be a well-written piece analyzing the problem of hypocrisy and the potential responses. The admission of such a problem (including for himself!) from a young person within the Church makes the book that much more honest and applicable. Though he perhaps speaks best to our young generation who has been jaded and discouraged by the church of late, I believe this to be a good read for any Christian in the West, and perhaps even those elsewhere.