Ttle: The Lamb's Agenda
Author: Samuel Rodriguez
Rev. Samuel Rodriguez is president of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference, America's largest Hispanic organization. Named by CNN as "The leader of the Hispanic Evangelical Movement" and by the San Francisco Chronicle as one of America's new evangelical leaders.
The Roman historian Tacitus, writing nearly two thousand years ago, told us how the Emperor Nero thought he had put an end to that "class hated for their abominations, who are commonly called Christians. Tacitus wrote::
Mockery of every sort was added to their deaths. Covered with the skins of beasts, they were torn by dogs and perished, or were nailed to crosses, or were doomed to the flames and burnt, to serve as a nightly illumination, when daylight had expired.
If Christians could survive Nero, if they could survive Lenin and Hitler, them they can survive the materialist present. They have already outlasted the Beatles, whose John Lennon told us nearly fifty years ago: "Christianity will go. It will vanish and shrink. I needn't argue with that; I'm right and I will be proved right. We're more popular than Jesus now; I don't know which will go first--rock and roll or Christianity."
Life is a cross. No other symbol incorporates passion and promise like the cross--a simple symbol depicting two pieces of wood, one vertical and the other horizontal, successfully branded the eternal hope of glory to all mankind.
In this book Samuel Rodriguez offers a blue print for Christian rejuvenation, a prophetic call to orient our lives at the nexus of the cross.
Joining the Christianity of Martin Luther King jr. and Billy Graham, The Lamb's Agenda reveals the crucial connection between biblical social justice and spiritual righteousness. Getting back to the basics of Christianity means extending our efforts simultaneously in the vertical direction of GOD and the horizontal direction of our neighbors.
This is one of the most inspiration books I have ever read. I give this book 5 stars.
Karen M. Buckner