Every person follows a script for living, a life-guide that offers cues for our behavior and direction for our choices. As believers, the Word of God gives us a script for experiencing life as God intended. Yet our scripts are often distorted by our environment, our culture, and our religious traditions. As a result, all of us are in constant need of revising the scripts by which we live, and we want those lines of script that are incompatible with the teachings of Jesus revised and re-visioned to match the heart and mind of Christ.
Revising is a process, and best-selling author Frank Viola’s latest book, Revise Us Again: Living from a Renewed Christian Script, encourages believers to take an honest look at their relationship with the Lord. This process begins by opening our hearts and minds to the possibility that the script we have been given in life is not perfect. We must further recognize that our lives as believers stand in need of regular evaluation and reevaluation. Viola states that his purpose for this intuitive and challenging book is “… to see more integrity and depth returned to the Christian faith.” His hope is that the Holy Spirit of God, who writes not on tablets of stone but on the tablets of our hearts, will use this book to help edit those religious habits that do not map to the heart of God and, in turn, begin rescripting believers into the glorious image of Christ.
In Revise Us Again, Viola clearly explains the need to revisit and revise what it means to live the Christian life. Drawing from his rich background in ministry, he shares how believers can benefit from rescripting their lives in ten key areas:
• Revising the Lord’s Voice
• Revising Christianeze
• Revising Christian Code Language
• Revising Our Semantics
• Revising Our Message
• Revising Our Awareness of the Divine
• Revising Our Attitudes
• Revising Our Spiritual Expectations
• Revising the Holy Spirit’s Ministry
• Revising Our Chief Pursuit
Written in a conversational tone and filled with practical insights, Revise Us Again is ideal for any reader who longs to follow God’s original script for living. That script is the glorious gospel of grace—the gospel of Jesus Christ—and it has the capacity to bring believers into the freedom that is ours in Christ. The end of that gospel is the ageless purpose for which our Lord burns.
About the Author: Frank Viola is a frequent conference speaker and author of numerous books on the deeper Christian life and church renewal, including Jesus Manifesto, co-authored with Leonard Sweet, Reimagining Church, the best-selling From Eternity to Here, and Finding Organic Church. Frank and his family live in Gainesville, Florida.