"The key to understanding the Bible is to look for Jesus in the Bible. Jesus is the hero of the Bible. If you read the Bible and don't find Jesus, re-read it! The Bible has one hero, His name is Jesus; one villain, that is Satan; one problem, that is sin; one solution, that is salvation. That is what the Bible is all about." -Dr. Adrian Rogers
Friday, March 11, 2011
Out of the Comfort Zone (8/14/2010)
I spent this past week at Myrtle Beach on vacation. I spent the last three days of the trip on the balcony reading Out of the Comfort Zone, Ray Comfort's autobiography. To say that I highly recommend it would be a huge understatement.
It was one of the best books I have read in a long time. It was like The Way of the Master, Hell's Best Kept Secret, and the story of Ray's life all in one. It was truly more than I ever could have expected.
I would say that about seventy-five percent or more of the book involved the homeless, drug use, and lots of violence. In the beginning of Ray's ministry, he spent almost everyday feeding and ministering to the destitute and the homeless. Many times he risked his life to take the gospel to the people in some of the worst neighborhoods of Los Angeles.
Although this book contains some pretty intense parts, you will find that it is well worth reading and rereading. This book shows a man who is willing to do whatever it takes to accomplish God's will for his life. Ray Comfort is a man that is totally sold out to the gospel, and is definitely someone we can all learn from.