Unoffendable by Brant Hansen (Thomas Nelson, 2015)
There is a key to living a joyous, peaceful life, to building relationships and making a lasting impact on people.
And Brant Hansen hits on it masterfully.
If read with an open heart and mind, Unoffendable is a book that should serve to help break through that holds us back from fulfilling the potential and plan God has put before and within us. It is easy to get offended: at home, at church, at work, in. Traffic, watching TV, listening to radio, talking with friends I’ve coffee… Life offers a cornucopia of opportunities to take offense and the ideas and words and images that clash with our own sensibilities and sensitivities.
In this entertaining, often light-hearted and frankly unoffending book, Hansen shows us the value of find rest by following Christ and His radical departure from the ways of the world. He puts pay to the ideas of turning the other cheek, forgiving trespasses and living at peace with others by refusing to take offense in the first place. Even if that requires taking guff from a middle aged, potty mouthed church organist.
“Unoffendable” is 24 easily digestible chapters of wisdom, touching on many of the things that can derail our peace by kicking own the door of offense. Brant Hansen shows how easy – as well as unfruitful – it is to be offended. Choosing to forgive, to not take offense in the first place, is truly Christ’s path to peace. This attitude lies at the heart of truly loving one another.
Opting to never be offended isn’t easy. But nothing worthy or valuable truly comes easy.
(Please note: a copy of this book was provided to me free from the publisher for review There is a key to living a joyous, peaceful life, to building relationships and making a lasting impact on people.