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Real Love in an Angry World: How to Stick to Your Convictions Without Alienating People

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The world doesn't dislike Christians because we are godly, honest, and stand for justice. It dislikes us because we can be downright mean! Somewhere in our engagement of culture we have drifted to one of two extremes--compromising on truth or condemning all those who disagree. But Jesus, despite enemies on all sides, somehow managed to speak the truth in love--and calls us ...more
Paperback, 192 pages
Published July 4th 2017 by Baker Books
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Rebecca Rockenhaus
Jul 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Excellent! Rick Bezet does a great job in this book of reminding us, as Christians, what we are called to do - be 'salt and light'. It's easy to fall to one side or the other. This day in age, we see so many Christians who air on the side of truth but so often we miss the grace!! It's a balance and Jesus truly did it best. Rick gives so much practical advice and great examples for us all to learn from!
Benjamin Hoover
Jul 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This book is exactly what this world needs to hear. It made me think about how I am loving people, and how I am expressing that love. I love the way Ps. Rick Bezet communicated these lessons in a clear, funny, and meaningful way while still holding true to the Bible. Definitely worth picking up for yourself!
Jenni N
Jul 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing
My thoughts of the book -Real Love In An Angry World by Rick Bezet

After one and a half highlighters later, I finally finished this amazing book. Although the entire book speaks volumes, it's always a good idea to highlight some of your favorite excerpts from what you are reading that really stood out to you or that you have gained wisdom from. Well,it just so happens, that was about the entire book for me. :)
Most of you don't know me, but if you did you would know that I'm not much of a reader
Jul 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Pastor Rick reminds us of the two greatest commandments from God that are presented in Matthew 22:37-40 – “…thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it, thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.”

As Christians, we need to remember that just like the manna that was sent down daily from heaven, we need God’s word ev
Zack Farrar
Jul 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing
After reading this book, I can truly say I understand how to have real love for someone. Pastor Rick Bezet humbles himself in his book, telling stories of where he has struggled and failed throughout his life. By doing this it makes it easier for the reader to relate to the book, instead of feeling beat down because they too have struggle and failed in their life as well. Also Pastor Rick Bezet uses quotations from the Bible to support and help the reader understand how to have Real Love for ano ...more
Jul 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This book is so relevant to the world today. It's great to hear an honest but loving Christian perspective on how we should be Christlike during all this turmoil and conflict.
Jun 19, 2017 rated it really liked it
More like 4.5 stars. I wish more people came to this place of understanding in their Christian growth. It might seem uncomfortable at first but I think that if you aren't feeling at least a little uncomfortable about something in life, you're not really growing are you?
J.K. Turner
Jul 11, 2018 rated it really liked it
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Level - Quick, easy read; short book

A good, quick summary of this book is somewhat hard to do. Bezet's main idea is that there are unhappy people out there who are mad and/or judgmental towards Christianity. Additionally, these people come from both ends - those opposed to Christianity, and Christians (or at least those who would call themselves as such, like Westboro Baptist) themselves who think your Christianity isn't good enough. He spends a little time
Jen Bradbury
Aug 16, 2017 rated it really liked it
The world, and in particular, the United States is becoming more divisive.

Few people I know would disagree with that statement right now.

Yet, few people I know – including, or perhaps, especially – Christians, know what to do about that divisiveness.

In his book, Real Love In An Angry World, pastor and author Rick Bezet attempts to give Christians a roadmap for how to stick to their convictions without alienating people.

What I loved about Real Love In An Angry World is how relationally centered i
Mary Lou
Aug 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Rick Bezet in his new book, Real Love in an Angry World, urges Christians to develop God’s compassion for people in the world, and not be consumed with issues which separate them from the culture. Throughout the book, he stresses the primacy of relationships based in “real love.”

“Real love is a choice… We choose to honor, respect, trust, maintain integrity, commit to fight for one another, and be there for one another… Real relationships means you are in it for the long haul, so invite your frie
Brent Soderstrum
Aug 15, 2017 rated it liked it
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I won this book through GoodReads First Read program.

Pastor Bezet addresses how a Christian should react in a world that seems so polarized and angry about issues. With Facebook people don't hesitate to lay out their views on controversial issues and then attack those who don't confirm them. Bezet sets out how we should not compromise the truth but also share our views with love and kindness. You aren't going to argue anyone to Christ. I know. I have a friend who I have tried to convince that Je
Travis Heystek
Aug 04, 2017 rated it liked it
I thoroughly enjoyed the first half of this book, but about midway through it started to get very repetitive. So let me start with what I loved about this book. In a lot of my reading I’ve found that a lot of books that try to tackle this topic skirt the truth or only tell half the truth for the sake of being non-offensive. Bezet does a great job telling the whole truth, while being loving and not compromising his values.
Toward the end I felt that he began talking too much about “love” in a mo
Lauryn Hall
Sep 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This book is a strong one. Right off the bat, Rick will grab your attention with his funny Cajun stories and matter-of-fact language. He tells of our world today and how being offended is so easy, but how love is what we all want, and need.

He is real and honest about his personal struggles, while also encouraging the reader through many stories and scriptures. Every Christian should read this book. It will open your eyes to really loving those around you, while still holding to your values. Ever
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I received a copy of Real Love In An Angry World: How To Stick To Your Convictions Without Alienating People by Rick Bezet in exchange for a review.
This book seems fitting for today’s society where so many opinions get tossed around on a daily basis. Without fail, these topics enter into our everyday discussions, potentially leaving us wondering how to share appropriately differing viewpoints. Overall, Bezet focuses on staying rooted in the Word and faith. From there we can ensure what we say fl
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