Book Review: The Way of the Dragon or the Way of the Lamb

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The book, The Way of the Dragon or the Way of the Lamb by Jamin Goggin and Kyle Strobel is a genuinely anointed book full of deep revelations.  It is a challenging book that sends out a wake up call to modern call Christians – reminding me of a handful of great pastors that I once knew in a church strongly anointed by the Holy Spirit.

The Way of the Dragon or the Way of the Lamb ties in quotes from A.W. Tozer, Martin Luther King Jr with narrated conversations with Jim Packer, Dallas Willard, Marva Dawn, John Perkins, and many other Christian leaders.

Some of my favorite quotes from the book are as follows:

“God can move in his grace to produce kingdom fruit despite our pride, but the call for followers of Jesus is to have hearts congruent with his work.  True kingdom fruit is both internal and external.  God seeks to make good trees that produce good fruit.  To use the language from James 3 again, we can do things in bitter jealousy and selfish ambition,m and despite our motives God can still bring about good results,  But this is not all that God desires.  God calls us yo produce fruit from the heart and to participate genuinely in his work in the world.”

“Our culture proclaims that the mountaintop is the land of flourishing and is the place of life.  But this is all a ruse.  These mountaintop are dry, parched land.  Mountain tops are lonely, windswept places where vegetation is dwarfed and gnarled.  We ascend the mountain expecting to find the pinnacle of flourishing at the top, but instead we discover  a place inhospitable for life. “
“A leader is toxic if he ceases to love according to the way of Jesus- the way of love, humanization, and truth, giving himself instead to the way of manipulation, dehumanizations, and deception.”
The book addresses hatred and the attitude that people are privileged today instead of loving unconditionally.  It is a perfect book to read during this year.
I received this book from booklookbloggers.com in an exchange for a review.

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