Marked by Love: A Dare to Walk Away from Judgment and Hypocrisy by author Tim Steven is a frank, real, honest look at how we see and love others. It is an in your face, step on your toes, search inside yourself book that challenges readers. Are others able to identify us by our actions that we are Christians? Can they see Jesus shining through us?
It is not always easy but we are told to love everyone. Scripture says to love and pray for your enemies. Sinners, too, need your love. Perhaps you don’t agree with them, but you can still love them. Love the person and hate the sin.
How do you think we are doing? Are we Christians living as the Bible commands? Are we lovings others? Do we not judge? These are stinging questions but this book is a wake up call to anyone who has forgotten. We are to be Jesus to others and live as He taught us everyday, not just the hour or two on Sunday when we are in church.
The author explains God said twice in scripture “Jesus is marked by my love”. Jesus did not have a tattoo or certain color he always wore to mark Him. The only thing that marked Jesus Christ and the only thing that would mark His followers is love. We as followers are also marked by love. Do we act like it? Can we treat everyone with love? We are commanded to do just that. Not just people we like but everyone. Even those we disagree with in choices, politics, lifestyle, and anything.
I would highly recommend this walk the walk book to anyone. It is very upfront about people needing to change. We need to stop this bickering, judging, and hating. How would our world be if we treated everyone with love and showed them Jesus? Think of the changes! This is a great group read. Believe me, you will want to discuss it with people. You will want to change for the better. This reader did. It gets a 5 out of 5 stars from me. I received a copy of this book from Barbour Publishing and was under no obligation to post a review. All opinions are my own honest ones.