The Passion movement is made up of 18-25 year olds pursuing the fame and renown of Jesus Christ. This is a compilation of messages from many who have spoke at the conference such as John Piper, Francis Chan, Beth Moore, Christine Caine, Judah Smith, to name a few. This book is more of an overview of how Passion first came into existence and where God has taken it from that start. Each chapter is a different message from one of the above speakers. This makes it somewhat difficult to review as some parts were much better than others.
I found myself super excited and wanting everyone to read some portions of the book while in others I could easily put it down. But there were definitely highlights. One definite highlight for me was found on page 54 and was written by Beth Moore. “We will never be able to simply maintain what we have now. We either move toward more of Christ or more of the flesh.” She goes on to state that we are “capable of living victoriously.” I loved the illustration of grace by Francis Chan. His daughter fails a test and he takes her out on a daddy-daughter date. Think of how that could play out in our own lives. Who doesn’t like to be met with grace and kindness?
One of the things I loved about the book was the mixture of ministries. While the writers are all Christian leaders, they each have different perspectives. John Piper showed us how to look at the supremacy of Christ and deep theology. Beth Moore and Francis Chan have this amazing ability to communicate. Christine Caine inspired me to put action to statistics.
This book inspired me to expect more from myself and my walk with Christ. It was thought provoking and full of truth I needed to hear. I encourage anyone to read this book.