Review: City On Our Knees

by TobyMac

for anyone who has ever wondered how they could possibly make a difference in the world, but has no idea where to begin, this book by recording artist, TobyMac would be pure inspiration.

City On Our Knees is packed with stories and real-life examples of what happens when ordinary people put aside their ordinary lives to make an extraordinary difference.

broken down into four sections, TobyMac relates the stories of some remarkable people, both from recent and past history. the first section is all about taking that first step, getting out there and beginning to make a difference in the world. part two is about leaving your comfort zone and making the dream that God has placed inside of you a reality, no matter what awaits. the power of togetherness comprises the next section, and how our efforts are multiplied when we band together. and the fourth chapter emphasizes the fact that action must be preceded and saturated by prayer.

if you don’t know what your calling is, if you are unclear, if you truly have no idea, but want to make a difference in the world, then the answer rings loudly all over the pages of this book: pray. and don’t stop praying until you have your answer.

i dare you to pick up this book. i dare you to look at the lives of these people and ask yourself if there is something, some dream that God has placed inside of you that you have been pushing down in favor of a ‘normal’ life. and i dare you not to be moved and changed in their shadow.

Book has been provided courtesy of Thomas Nelson and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc. Available at your favourite bookseller from Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group.