Frank Viola’s “Revise Us Again”: Some Thoughts

Oh yes, it’s that time again. It’s book review time!

This year (and the end of last year) I have been doing quite a lot of reading. I’ve read several books during that time. Some were really fantastic reads, such as A Million Ways to Die by Rick James, The Temple Within by Milt Rodriguez, and a few fiction novels. Others were good and edifying, but nothing real jaw-dropping or notable. I’m not real big on doing book reviews because I seriously doubt that they do much good on a small blog such as this one. But every now and then I come across a book that is in desperate need of attention. Revise Us Again by Frank Viola (author of Pagan Christianity, Reimagining Church, From Eternity to Here, Finding Organic Church, and my personal favorite Church History book, The Untold Story of the New Testament Church: A comprehensive guide to understanding the NT epistles and letters) is one of those books.

Revise Us Again is one of those rare gems that seems to fall from the sky into book stores. It’s a small book, only 162 pages with 10 chapters and an Afterward section, but it’s rich with content and indeed, rich with revision.

The book’s focus is seen in its title– spiritual revising. Revising in our language and semantics as Christians, in our attitudes to other believers with differing doctrinal beliefs, in our view of the Lord’s voice, in the “felt presence of God”, etc. Viola writes in a conversational style and carries a much lighter tone than some of his other works.

Many of the points he makes in Revise Us Again are much-needed and the whole Body of Christ could benefit from this book, whether you meet within the organized church, or choose to meet in homes.

It is easily readable in only a couple of sittings (I read it in about 3), hard cover so it will last in case you need another dose or “Revising”, and very edifying and even encouraging.

The aroma of Christ and His all-inclusive spirit are found in abundance in this book.

Click here to order Revise Us Again

Click here to visit Frank’s website and his blog

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    1. I just can’t read much on a screen. I only read paper books. Though I blog a lot I’m terrible at reading blogs because of that. So I usually just print them. Thanks for commenting 🙂

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  1. Hey Michael, I enjoyed reading your review. Makes me want to read the book even more!

    I thank the Lord that He is continually exposing things in my life that has religious background and root instead of His life. Me and my wife talked about that today, about the Holy Spirit convicting us of sins, and how it’s really liberating for us to realize “Hey, I don’t need to hide or keep holding on to this any longer. Here you go Lord, take care of this weight for me.”

    This picture of carrying a backpack full of bricks appeared in my mind and how we keep carrying around a lot of junk that He wants to lift off of us. His yoke is easy. Well, I enjoyed reading this, hope to get my hands on this book soon.

    Love in Him,
    Daniel

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    1. Thanks for the awesome, insightful comment, brother! I didn’t spend much time in the religious system, but I’m still amazed at how much religious baggage needs to still be taken from me. Even after a year of organic church life I’m still in need of detox!! lol.

      thanks again

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