(Book review) Reset: Jesus Changes Everything


Reviewed by: Elijah Oates, a professional writing major at Taylor University

 


Introduction

Title: Reset: Jesus Changes Everything

Author: Nick Hall

Publisher: Multnomah

Publication Date: 2016

Format: Print Book

Length: 192 pages

OVERVIEW

            Nick Hall is an evangelist geared toward the youth of today’s generation. Reset: Jesus Changes Everything is Hall’s written outreach to any hurting, broken millennials who are looking for something more to life than just video games, loud music, and parties.

            Reset‘s primary theme is just that: resetting. Hall implores his readers to reset their lives by leaving behind their struggles and pains in order to set their eyes on Jesus. Hall pulls this off in a sincere, succinct, and altogether entertaining way by using anecdotes, personal illustrations, humor, and sincere examinations of serious matters.

            Rather than falling into the generic, clichéd pitfalls of many evangelistic writings, Hall refreshes (or resets) the formula with modern twists on biblical stories, and quite a lot of comedy. Perhaps the most impressive of Reset‘s feats is its voice. Hall speaks directly to his target audience, the millennials, in a voice that will be immediately understood by them. There are no flowery, theological words to be found. He writes the way millennials talk.

            Aside from a few chapters feeling similar in message and structure, this book is an excellent evangelical message that is approachable and enjoyable. After reading it, readers will want to pass it along to friends and relatives and neighbors.

ASSESSMENT

Rating (1 to 5)

4 stars

Suggested Audience

This book is clearly geared toward a 21st century audience. Kids in their early teens to young adults in their early twenties would get the most out of its message.

Christian Impact

This book is, plain and simple, an outreach message geared toward the youth of today. It has the potential to bring many young people to Christ.

Other Notes

Included at the end of each chapter are practical methods to apply each idea or lesson to everyday life.



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