In a recent scroll through available books to read and review in NetGalley, I came across a book cover and title that caught my attention, Jesus without Borders by Chad Gibbs. The blue cover with an airplane, a train and a rickshaw caught my eyes and I was very curious as to what this book was about. If you think about it, there really aren’t borders when we can travel with these modes of transportation.
Not realizing what I was really signing up for when I downloaded Jesus without Borders by Chad Gibbs, I simply started reading. At first I thought maybe this author was taking a trip and explaining how we can bring Jesus to this area. Then, I started getting a better picture that this a book where the reader can see how Christianity is already in these locations, but with some reservations and persecution as a believer.
The author, Chad Gibbs, takes the reader through several countries I would not picture to have Christian believers. But I was proven wrong and learned new things about most of the countries beliefs. Each location has a history of why sharing the gospels is difficult and challenging. I also learned that sometimes our preconceived notions about some countries are entirely wrong.
As I read through Jesus without Borders by Chad Gibbs, I was taken to countries I don’t see my ever going to. It brought me out of the comfort of what I know and introduced me to life as a Christian in countries I only dream of. From Brazil to England, Russia to Uganda, Japan to Australia, China to Israel, India to Turkey, Chad Gibbs takes you to many corners of the world, if earth truly did have corners like it was once believed.
“Then I saw another angel flying directly overhead, with an eternal gospel to proclaim to those who dwell on earth, to every nation and tribe and language and people.” ~Revelation 14:6 ESV
Jesus without Borders by Chad Gibbs tells me as the reader that every nation and tribe and language and people are slowly getting reached! While some of us will never get the chance to visit this amazing countries, a few of us will. This book gives future visitors a idea of what to expect when you get to some of these countries as well as how to potentiality fund such a voyage.
Set to release on March 31, 2015, Jesus without Borders by Chad Gibbs is published by Zondervan and available on Amazon, Books-A-Million, Barnes & Noble, and Indiebound.