[BOOK REVIEW: God of the Underdogs by Matt Keller]

[BOOK REVIEW: God of the Underdogs by Matt Keller]

I don’t know about you, but I can say about myself there were many times when I felt like saying, “I want to do something meaningful, but who am I to do it?”

As a girl, as a youngest member of the Church board, as a youngest family member, as a job seeker… “I am just me. I lack qualifications for that kind of job. There are people who are smarter and wiser and more qualified than I am for this kind of job.”

_225_350_Book.943.coverIn the book God of the Underdogs, Matt Keller explores nine excuses that people utilize to basically say “I don’t want / am afraid to do it because…”

Taking well-known Bible heroes, the author explores the odds against them, how they overcame their fears and worries, and how they became those whom we know – heroes. All of them were underdogs, even Jesus. This lesson is something I enjoy sharing with kids at the camps or elsewhere when they might say “The other team is stronger.”

One of the other things I have enjoyed about this book is that pastor Matt shares his own personal story about how he and his wife went on a journey to plant a church and all the trials they went through: not knowing anyone, being a young family, having no support from elders… Yet, as they faithfully trudged forward, God gave them a vision how to help other ministry leaders who are in the same position.

The book is based on Bible stories, and the way they are retold helps to see the well-known personalities from a slightly different angle. It is a great book, in my opinion, and I would highly recommend it to everyone – especially those who feel like they are stuck in a rut spiritually-wise (and not just spiritually).

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