Reformers Book Review: Encouragement (Mark Chanski)



Adrenaline for the Soul

by Mark Chanski




G'day, Tom here from Reformers Bookshop.

In Australia we have a culture - I think they call it "tall poppy syndrome" (this culture of cutting people down) - and I myself felt myself getting pulled into that, and so I decided recently to read a few books on encouragement: on how to use our words to build people up rather than cut people down.

And this was one that I read, it's a new book by Mark Chanski, and he uses this concept of adrenaline to talk about how encouragement is something that really gets people cranking, it's really something that gets people moving and it's a great way to help people along in their Christian walk. And he shows you a bunch of different examples of how people encourage each other in the Bible; he tells you about things that might discourage... might dissuade you from encouraging other people... but what... where he really starts packing a punch is in the second half of the book where he starts showing you how to do encouragement in different situations: so how do you encourage in marriage? How do you encourage in parenting? And how do you encourage in your church situation?

I would really encourage you to pick this book up - no pun intended - and learn how to build people up with your words and how to give people some adrenaline for their soul.