Spankin New Book Review on How to Pick Up a Stripper by Todd Stevens
A book entitled How to Pick Up a Stripper, how can it not be awesome? Sure enough, it is!!! Todd and Erin Stevens did an amazing job creating a book of their own experiences in "picking up strippers" or in other words, loving them with the Gospel of Jesus. These two and their wonderful church in Nashville have made it a regular habit to reach out to the broken and hurting within demographics, such as dancers, who are often overlooked by the church in search of ministering to the comfortable and clean. But this book is not simply their story, but a practical challenge for how each of us can reach out to the rejected and hurting within our own communities. This book was appealing and convicting in the best ways! I thoroughly enjoyed it, while feeling a deep hurt for those who I have personally overlooked because they didn't meet some ridiculous standard that I keep within my own judgmental and sinful mind. The author does not simply embark on theory though, instead I was challenged by some very practical ideas that the most broke and time strapped of us can use today! If you are still unconvinced of this book because you are stuck on the title, I promise you that it is not some creative work that seeks to dismiss clear biblical teaching on the reality of sin; instead, this book clearly lays out the truth of sin, it's effects, and the reality of the Gospel in our lives today.
So if you cannot think of your last 7 days and see obvious and intentional ways that you reached out to someone shunned from "Christian society" then I think it is your time to pick up this book and have your world rocked.
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