Book Review: “The God of the Mundane” (Matthew B. Redmond)

Is your life as a Christian just a routine of no significance? Do you wish you could do something earth shattering like those Christians of old you read on their biographies? Do you feel guilty when you don’t measure up with those radical sermons? Is there more of in my ordinary life? According to Matthew Redmond in his book, The God of the Mundane, being just who you are and what you ordinarily do can make a difference in the sight of God.

What’s unique in this book is Redmond building up stories that drive the message through that hits the heart of the reader. Very personal and can you easily relate. As if you’re in their stories. The biggest chunk of the chapters are individual narratives. In some parts it feels like reading a novel. The biblical lessons are short but solid. They can easily be digested because of the accompanying stories. No doubt that this is the reason for the second edition or reprint of this book.

The God of the Mundane is an enjoyable and relatable book on being ordinary. This book might be a response for those radical books of the like of John Piper and David Platt in the early 2000 but it’s still relavant today. This quick read won’t give you the how-to’s or a step by step plan that will bog you down, but an ample dose of stories and biblical insights that are not exaggerated nor overwhelming. No complicated stuff here just a powerful volume you’ll find engaging. You won’t get bored but you’ll want to read more.

The God of the Mundane knows how to tell stories and biblical insights that will set you in appreciating the ordinary stuff in the Christian life that counts to God. It’s assuring to us believers that the unknown and quite works that we do to God has an impact through eternity. No guilty trip here if you’re not “radical”. Truth be told, being ordinary is being radical too.

My verdict:

5 out of 5

Review copy of the book was provided by Cruciform Press

Check out my favorite quotes from this book.

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