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Love Changes Everything (Book Review)

By Benjamin H. Liles

          Micah Berteau does a great job talking about the love Christ has for mankind. Nowhere within the pages of the book do I find much at fault. He's wonderful at explaining the differences between worldly, fleshly love as well as about the kind of love Christ gave us at Calvary's cross. This sacrificial love is the kind of unconditional love that changes hearts; it changes the way we think, the way we do things, and gets us to come around to the thought of: "Hey, I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me" (Philippians 4:13).

          This book Micah wrote is the second he's done on his own. He's also penned one other as well with Glen Berteau, his father who is also himself a pastor. Since 2018 Micah has been a founder and lead pastor of The House Fort Worth, and considered one of the fastest growing churches in America. He devotes his time and efforts to making it known that Jesus is Lord and Savior for all. While I can give certain details and facts on Micah, which I found through his website, I feel I can't do him justice in that sense. Love Changes Everything hits some great notes in its style and integrity for the richness and depth it has. At the same time there are a couple of things that are simply my opinion and have no weight here.

           All I can be is objective and report the fact that Micah writes from a good place from within himself, making it known where his heart is in terms of Jesus Christ. That matters far more than any opinion I can give. It's like what Samuel was shown about Eliab, the son of Jesse, brother to the future king David: "Do not look at his appearance or height, for I have rejected him; the LORD does not see as man does. For man sees the outward appearance, but the LORD sees the heart" (1 Samuel 16:7). The condition of our heart before a holy and just God who desires to have a relationship with us matters more than our works or even our appearance. I received a complimentary copy of this book from Revell for a fair and honest review.

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