Shelfari edited the description of Revise Us Again: Living from a Renewed Christian Script Thursday, March 17, 2011.
Every person follows a script for living, a life guide that directs our behavior and shapes our choices. As believers, we find the original script for living woven throughout the Bible. Yet while the Christian message is simple, it can become complicated by our environment, our culture, and our religious ideas and traditions. For this reason, we are all in constant need of revising the scripts by which we live. Author Frank Viola believes we need to revisit and revise what it means to live the Christian life. Drawing from his rich background in ministry, Viola examines ten key areas that impact every believer and explores fresh ways to revise them. Conversational, insightful, and practical, Revise Us Again encourages us to examine those religious habits that we unconsciously pick up from others and rescript them with new habits that line up with our new nature in Christ. "Perhaps you know Frank Viola as a prophetic voice lifting up Jesus Christ and God's eternal purpose; perhaps you know him for his iconoclastic writings on church reform. Maybe you're encountering his work for the first time. In any case, you're in for a compelling treat with Revise Us Again . In ten easy-to-read chapters, Frank gently--but directly--invites us to revise our long-held `scripted' assumptions about how God communicates to us, how Christians speak to one another, the work of the Holy Spirit in our midst today, and the content of the good news we proclaim to our friends and neighbors. The result is vintage Viola--a sacred-cow barbecue with little aftertaste. Highly recommended!" Mike Morrell, journalist and futurist "I loved this book. I wish I would have written it myself. From the introduction to the concluding remarks, there was a spirit of grace that invited me to reexamine some of my own ideas about the Christian life. While Revise Us Again is an easy read, its message is profound! Please give yourself permission to ask some hard questions. I highly recommend Frank's new book." S. J. Hill, Bible teacher, speaker, and author of Enjoying God "I like short books. They're usually written from pure motives. Frank Viola's Revise Us Again is not only short, but full of humor and wisdom--a plea (with directions!) for sanity in the storm of flesh-corrupted chaos that is called "Christianity" in the 21st century." Don Francisco, songwriter and recording artist "Frank masterfully describes the process of success for our future as Christ followers, and God is writing us a prescription in this book. His prescript for us is to de-script us from religious mindsets and activities that do not profit us or others, and re-script us into His heart, His ways, and His likeness. Frank takes us to the core issues of the heart and of our lives in Christ. Take the prescription by reading this book, and you will go forward in a mindset that is healthy and whole for your journey ahead." Robert Ricciardelli, founder of Converging Zone Network and Visionary Advancement Strategies