I Became a Christian and All I Got Was This Lousy T-Shirt
by Vince Antonucci
Baker Books 2008
Submitted by Diane Busch
This is a great book for Christians needing a jolt out of complacency. What does being a Christian really mean? We cannot just call ourselves Christians, we must really put Christ first in our lives. We need to be hungry for God. We need to "abide in Christ", as if we were one person--not just have a relationship with him. We need to spend large quantities of time with him "face to face".
This books is written with much humor, and it is amazing how quickly Mr. Antonucci can go from silly to poignant.
He says it is impossible to love God and love people in a hurry. Jesus didn't hurry. "By walking with Him I learn to slow down and live at the speed of love". We cannot live our lives seeking our own happiness. As Christ followers, we must die to self and choose to serve others.
If we are truly living our lives as Christians ("little Christs") then we will touch the sick, love the unlovable, encourage the depressed, and help God's lost children find their way home.