"Revise Us Again" by Frank Viola is a book about rethinking Christianity from the bottom up. The title makes you think of the popular phrase “revive us” but with a spin: it's a prayer to change us and the way that we approach God, the world and our faith.
This is not only a book. It's a journey, and an invitation to have your mind turned upside-down and inside-out as you explore (and get some great refreshers on) what the heart of faith in God is really all about. This is not your normal, run-of-the-mill call to revolution or moral stand. Viola's book helps you see through new eyes.
Whether it's the call to unity, or God's view of the body of Christ, or some amusing points about how ridiculous we as Christians can sometimes be, there's tons of insight to be found and a practical starting point for how to approach things differently. I especially liked some of the parts about how extreme the Charismatic side of things can become and how people who claim to be speaking for God can actually just be speaking for themselves.
There's something here for everyone, whether you sometimes wonder where God is in the middle of your pain and separation, or how to get a better understanding of how God talks through his people, or a punch in the gut about how easy it is to be a hypocrite. At the end Viola reminds us of just how big our God is and how Christ isn't found in just one church but through all believers. And that when we're born again it's our true nature to be like Him since we have Him inside of us.
I recommend this for every Christian who is struggling with their faith or needs some devotional or instructional material, or basically everyone. You're bound to find something to add to your faith within the covers of this book.
Find it at your local bookstore.