I was really excited to join the launch team for No Easy Jesus by Jason Mitchell. I joined the group for two reasons: 1) I love celebrating an author’s book publishing accomplishment by participating on the book launch team. And, 2) I had no prior knowledge about Jason Mitchell’s book, but his title certainly intrigued me enough to sign up to join the launch team. When I started reading No Easy Jesus, I realized I was in for a great treat. This is a wonderful book.
No Easy Jesus by Jason Mitchell is available TODAY. I just reviewed Love Lives Here by Maria Goff (wife of Bob Goff), I think it is so fitting that both books share the same publishing release day – they felt so similar to me. In fact, I thought many times how Jason’s book would be a great read alongside Love Does or Love Lives Here. No Easy Jesus tackles the subject of believing in Jesus a step further. Jason gently leads his readers through tough topics like forgiveness, serving others, and the grit of our relationship with Jesus. He did this by being vulnerable about his personal life stories, Biblical truths, and encouraging his readers to press forward in their relationship with Jesus – even when it doesn’t seem easy.
This was a book I wanted to underline heavily (I read a PDF copy, so the opportunity to dog ear my copy was limited, but I do plan to get a hard copy of No Easy Jesus). I was challenged. I was encouraged. I was given a lot to chew on. I really like books that make me pause and wrestle over their content – No Easy Jesus does just that. Jason is a pastor and this book truly echoed his pastoral heart. I didn’t feel like he was beating me over the head with his words; instead, I felt like he was gently urging us to model our lives after Jesus.
In the launch team, Jason would do a weekly Facebook live broadcast. On the last broadcast, Jason fervently asked the launch team to pray for the people who would read his book. I think that simple request aptly shows his heart with his book. He could have easily focused on everything else, but he didn’t. More than anything else, Jason wants his readers to dive into a relationship with Jesus Christ that is deeper, richer and (ultimately) more fulfilling.
If you are looking for a book to encourage your Christian walk and point you to Jesus, I strongly recommend getting No Easy Jesus!
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