Jesus Swagger {Book Review}

Jesus Swagger
Break Free from Poser Christianity
By Jarrid Wilson

About the book:
Millennial pastor Jarrid Wilson calls his generation to drop the pretenses and poses of false Christianity and walk like true followers of Jesus. 
It's easy to live in America as a poser Christian, to keep up appearances while remaining unchanged by the gospel. But in a world of constant conformity, God has called us to be different (Romans 12:2) and set apart (Jeremiah 1:5), walking with a genuine Jesus Swagger. None of us does that perfectly, but all of us can do it better. 
Jesus Swagger is about giving younger Christians the perspective necessary to see how they're doing. Chapter by chapter, Jesus Swagger exposes a piece of our false self and bogus motivations so we can become real followers. If we take that journey, we will find a deeper relationship with God-one that changes the world around us. Real Jesus Swagger is contagious. It's about being who God has called us to be, and not who the world is tempting us to be.
I'll admit, I was totally intrigued by the title of this book. What in the world is Jesus swagger?

It's not just calling yourself a Christian. It's not just going to church every Sunday. It's not just placing a Jesus fish on your car.

According to author Jarrid Wilson, “Jesus swagger is all about your life being infected with the love of Christ. Being different, noticeably different , so much so that people wonder, What is different about that person?”

I absolutely loved this book and found this to be a breath of fresh air. I don't know exactly who this is marketed to, but I would definitely recommend it for teens and young adults. I think the topics Wilson discusses are things they especially need to hear. It's not about one religion, or what your denomination is, it's about Jesus and His love. That's what we have been called to do, and that's what he focuses on. It's not about acting a certain way to fit in with a crowd. Instead, it's about following the example Christ gave us, and I think Wilson does a great job of showcasing that in this book.

Here are a few quotes from the book:
Sometimes your willingness to love those who need it will be the difference maker in whether or not people come to realize the love of Jesus really does exist. 
Regardless of what the Bible says about cursing, drinking, homosexuality, sex, cheating, lying, or stealing, we are still called to love one another. It’s that simple. No questions asked, regardless of how you interpret Scripture.
This book was provided to me free of charge by Book Look in return for my honest review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.

Jarrid Wilson is a pastor, author, and inspirational blogger. His articles have been viewed by millions, showcased on some of today's hottest talk shows, and featured on national news stations worldwide. He is a dynamic speaker whose outside-the-box perspectives have gained him national recognition from some of today's most influential Christian leaders, and he currently serves as the NextGen pastor at LifePoint Church in Smyrna, Tennessee.