I loved how the author used different illustrations from the bible to show us how God looks past our imperfections and welcomes us with open arms. The Samaritan woman at the well who didn't think she was good enough to give Jesus a drink of water demonstrates the shame we feel when we are accepted by others. Jesus wants us to drink from "the living water" and not be ashamed of who we are.
The author says,"When we are thirsty enough and desperate enough, he has a shot at convincing us to offer our skin in the game-to give with abandon who we are, not just what we have." It is time for us to give all we have , not be just pew warmers. We all have gifts that God has given us and it's time to start using those to reach others.
In the book is eight chapters that go in depth about facing our shame, accepting grace , and several other topics. As you read the chapters, soak in his word as the bible stories are used to understand the concept of each chapter. I think the stories really reinforce what the book is saying. Put yourself all the way in, have no fear, embrace your grace and be confident of who your are.
Are you ready to take risks and be "Skin in the Game" or will you choose to sit on the sidelines and let the enemy whisper discouragement to you?
I received a copy of this book from The BookClub Network for an honest review.