The Jesus movement was a period during the 60’s and 70’s which saw thousands of hippies coming to know Christ. It was a period where revival was spreading both rapidly and spontaneously among a generation that was more into getting high on drugs than praising the Lord. This week on the blog I am reviewing the book, Jesus Revolution: How God Transformed an Unlikely Generation and How He Can Do It Again Today.
SUMMARY ON THE BACK OF THE BOOK
The Jesus Revolution is a story told by Greg Laurie and Ellen Vaughn that goes into detail of a time of mass revival. During this time, we saw many unlikely people coming to Christ and experiencing a spiritual revival.
If you have heard of the Jesus Revolution and want to know more about this period then this book is for you.
Jesus Revolution: How God Transformed an Unlikely Generation and How He Can Do It Again Today
This post may contain affiliate links. You can read my full affiliate disclosure here.
BOOK REVIEW: JESUS REVOLUTION: HOW GOD TRANSFORMED AN UNLIKELY GENERATION AND HOW HE CAN DO IT AGAIN TODAY
This book is not what I expected. The book Jesus Revolution promises to walk you through how God transformed an unlikely generation and how he can do it once again in a generation where 75 percent of young people who grew up in Christian homes and churches are now abandoning their faith. While the author did manage to walk us through how the hippies from the 60’s and 70’s lived and how Jesus managed to transform their lives, I felt it was lacking with a summary of the key methods that were utilized that we can apply to today’s generation.
Through historical events such as the assassination of Kennedy and personal stories, Greg walks you through what things were like living in the 60’s and 70’s. As a reader, you had a clear picture of the environment that was influencing young adults during that period. Just like today, there were broken homes, feelings of emptiness and loneliness, but they felt there had to be more to life.
The Jesus Movement reminded me of the day of Pentecost in the Book of Acts where the spirit of God moved among the people and at the end of it all, thousands were baptized. I found this book a very powerful testimony of the movement of the holy spirit, the change it brings in peoples lives once they are willing to let him lead. The Jesus Revolution is a modern day testimony of what God can do through us once we become willing vessels allowing him to work through us.
WOULD I RECOMMEND
Jesus Revolution isn’t a book for everyone. If you are into history and want to learn more about the Jesus Revolution or lived through the 60’s and 70’s, then you can give this one a read. Looking for additional book recommendations?