Friday, September 9, 2011

MIRROR BALL by Matt Redman

Did they have a mirrored ball at your senior prom? I still remember them darkening the room and putting on a slow number —probably Johnny Mathis— while aiming a beam of light at a huge ball suspended from the ceiling. As it twirled its mirrors reflected that single ray of light, filling the room with sparkles.

In his book, Mirror Ball, songwriter and author, Matt Redman, uses the analogy of a mirrored ball to illustrate the way believers can live boldly and shine brightly by reflecting the light of God. Underlying all that Redman says is the implicit understanding the worship is never about what we can do for God. Rather, it is about aligning ourselves so as to receive and reflect his light to the world. A time spent with this easy to read, but thought-provoking, book with give a person a new and deeper understanding of what Christian worship is really all about.

St. Francis of Assisi is quoted as saying, “Preach the gospel, and if necessary, use words.” Like Matt Redman, he believed that worship isn’t only a Sunday thing and urged believers to worship God moment-by moment by reflecting his love to the world by the way they live their lives. The book’s extensive chapter-by-chapter discussion section provides an added incentive for families or groups to read it together.

We thank Audra Jennings of B&B Media for providing us with a copy of Mirror Ball for an honest review.

—E G Lewis

Paperback: 176 pages
Publisher: David C. Cook
Language: English
ISBN-13: 978-0781405782

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