The Awaiting a Savior blog tour is in full swing and it’s been pretty a pretty great week so far! Lots of great reviews (more on those in a second), the book now being available on Amazon and the release of the book’s trailer. Check it out:
Red Rubber Studio did a fantastic job on this trailer—extremely grateful for the talent that God’s given Matt. Also wanted to say thanks to the folks who helped finance it’s production—Jude St. John, Adam Duguay, Brian Cuz and Brad Beardy. Really appreciate the support guys!
So, what are people saying about the book so far? Take a look at a few highlights from the first four reviews:
“It is not often that I read a book in under twenty-four hours, but I could not put this book down.”
Awaiting a Savior: The Gospel, The New Creation and the End of Poverty is a very well-written, thoughtful and Gospel-saturated explanation on poverty. It is not often that I read a book in under twenty-four hours, but I could not put this book down, once I picked it up because Aaron writes in such a way as to draw the reader into what he is saying by engaging them with the Gospel. I encourage you to pick up Awaiting a Savior by Aaron Armstrong because it will teach you not only to have a biblical worldview on the topic of poverty, but also to minister to the poor because of the Gospel.
Dave Jenkins, ServantsfGrace.org
“Aaron Armstrong hits the bullseye with deadly accuracy.”
Spiritual problems require spiritual solutions (p.101) and caring for the poor starts with an understanding of the gospel; understanding that this care is the natural outworking of thankfulness for the grace that Jesus has given to those who believe in him. It is motivated purely by God being glorified through our loving him and loving others. Awaiting a Savior: The Gospel, The New Creation and the End of Poverty is a gospel-saturated, deeply convicting look at the church’s biblical mandate to care for the poor. Aaron Armstrong’s book will reshape not only the way you look at poverty, but how you act towards it.
Chris MacLeavy, ChrisMacLeavy.com
“Awaiting a Savior hits on every cylinder.”
It won’t take you long to become convinced that this isn’t an issue that you can ignore but must do something about. And it is here that Aaron does some of his most important pastoral work as he wisely steers his readers away from asking the wrong question – “am I doing enough”, which focuses upon goals and not people, legalism and not grace – to asking the right question – how does God’s gracious work in Christ on behalf of sinners motivate and sustain our relief efforts? And this is the right question because “caring for the poor starts with understanding the grace Jesus has given to those who believe in him.” The gospel is the only thing that can truly motivate us to give of ourselves – because God gave himself. . . . In the end, Awaiting a Savior: The Gospel, The New Creation and the End of Poverty hits on every cylinder and though it is not a long book (only 114 pages) it packs a punch without being punchy or condescending. This is a book that speaks to the very heart of some very difficult issues facing our current generation and Aaron has done the church a great service in writing this clear, convincing and gospel-saturated book.
Kendall Harris, In Earshot of Calvary
“It will equip you with a biblical framework to think through these decisions for yourself.”
I recommend this book and think that it can be useful to Christians of all stripes. As with all Cruciform Press books, it is short and readable. It is well-written, well illustrated (at one point jumping seamlessly from the Tower of Babel to the movie Goonies to Shakespeare to a speech by President Obama, all in the course of a single page), and gospel-focused. I am not aware of another book quite like this. It does not tell you how much of your money you have to give away, it does not tell you which organizations and ministries you need to give to, and it won’t tell you how you need to vote in order to effectively relieve poverty. But it will equip you with a biblical framework to think through these decisions for yourself.
Casey Lute, CaseyLute.com
Please take some time to check out the full reviews at each of these blogs—and if you’re so inclined, please do order a copy, either direct from Cruciform Press or Amazon. Looking forward to sharing more reviews with you soon!