My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Truly an inspiring book, it lights a fire under your faith and puts the fight back into the “Walk”. Erwin McManus brings “Christianity” back to its raw roots and reveals why it’s important to be a “Barbarian Christian” and not a “Civilized Christian“. Many Christians…myself included, have been weakened by religion and rituals that the Church has slowly started operating in over the last 2,000 years. As believers it is easy to get comfortable and domesticated and read about Jesus, John the Baptist, and others with fierce faith and no compromise as mere stories for their times. McManus corrects that thinking in this book with how it is necessary today not just to believe but to be, “Found through the liberation of your soul that each barbarian walks a path that unleashes raw and untamed faith.” There is a desire in all of us to break out of these boundaries and live to the fullest; many have walked away from “Christianity” because adventure and freedom is not portrayed as an option. McManus says, ” His desire is not to conform us, but to transform us. Not to make us compliant, but to make us creative. His intent is never to domesticate us, but to liberate us.”
If you are feeling shut down, turned off, or dissatisfied by the “safe Christianity” that you have been raised in or shown as the “best way”, then let this book encourage you to live untamed with the walk that He has called you too!