“You can talk the talk, but can you walk the walk?” is something that I heard a lot of growing up. It is so easy to say the right words at the right time. However, that is all that it is: words.
In Be the Message, the Shooks challenged the reader to go beyond words, beyond thoughts, beyond comfort zones to a life of action.
No longer should a Christian be satisfied with a life of pew-warming. No longer should a Christian be content with lip service. No longer should a Christian be okay with being okay.
Instead the life of Christianity is in the Message: Jesus Christ. It is the message of His life what we are to proclaim and that comes by doing what He did.
Jesus did not talk to people and then let them be. No, He took action. He healed, He fed; He loved. That is what it means to Be the Message. That is what this book drives home so very well.