Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Review of The Good Life

I have been a fan of Trip Lee's music for several years now. When I heard he was writing a book I immediately became intrigued. His book shares the title of his latest (possibly last) album The Good Life, both are well worth your time.  I was not sure what to expect when I received this work, should I expect a hip-hop artist to have some deep theological pondering or shallow thoughts of a merely religious nature.
This book exposes all of the different areas of life that we often try to rely upon instead of Jesus. In the process of cutting away all the things we use to hold ourselves up, he digs away the foundation of our "good life" but he does not leave us without something to rest upon. He always points us to Jesus, breaking apart the societal norms we have been spoon fed for the last half century. While this book is very strong in its Christology, it is not one a seasoned Christian would re-read if they already has the foundation that has been laid in this work. Personally I am not your "average" Christian; I am a seminary student that already has a degree in religion.
I would happily recommend this work to any new believer, or especially to someone who has been living under the teaching of false teachers or prosperity preachers. This work is not extremely large, and if you read quickly it could be consumed in a few hours. But if you do not have the foundation of a solid knowledge of who Christ is then I would recommend taking your time to digest what Trip is explaining and implementing this new found understanding in your walk with Jesus.
I was given a copy of this book for my fair unbiased review, I was under no obligation to write a positive review.  Pick up two copies one for you and one for friend and learn how to gain the Good Life.