Let’s be honest. When one hears or reads the term “swagger,” it causes one to pause. At least it did me. When I see the word, I envision someone with an arrogant aura about him and hipster-style clothing. Not that I have anything against hipsters, mind you. Jared Wilson, however, defines swagger as “a person’s style – the way they talk, walk and dress.” He takes it another level deeper: Real or fake. Arrogant or humble. Inclusive or exclusive. All words I’ve heard used to describe today’s Christians.
Wilson and many other authors have explored this topic a lot in recent years. I applaud this group for shedding light on what is so blatantly obvious to those outside the church: poser Christianity. In other words, lukewarm Christians. Talk and walk do not match and they’ve gotten too comfortable with their faith.
I feel that Wilson’s treatment of the topic is adequate, but not quite even. Perhaps in an effort to not come across as sounding too preachy. Overall, it’s an easy read, but be sure to take some time to really grasp what he’s trying to say.
Would I recommend this book? A tentative yes. If you’re looking for a easy-to-read, gentle place to start on this topic, this is the book for you.
This book was provided by the publisher in return for a review.