Stu Garrard is most famous for being a musician and apart of the globally known Delirious? praise and worship band that hit the scene in the 1990s. While that lasted for a couple of decades, Stu G has now decided to venture into the land of writing. I am thankful that he did not decide to solely stick to music. His first book is Words From The Hill.
This book is all about the most famous sermon of Jesus called The Beatitudes. This is the sermon that includes all the “blessed” people that we often find ourselves in throughout various stages of life. Rather than simply diving into more study of what it means to be meek or to mourn, Garrard seeks to introduce us to people that are living out these words. The people he spotlights in this books are ones that have taken the words of Jesus at their literal meaning and are living out their faith in ways that most of us cannot even imagine.
This book was released at the perfect time as we need to seek to live out our faith instead of simply pondering what the words mean. I have seen too many Christians get bogged down in simply studying what the words of the Bible mean in the original language and how that transfers to a modern society that they fail to actually apply them to life. It is easier to sit in huddles and debate than it is to live them. That is what Stu is trying to combat.
If you have been a fan of Delirious or simply want to take a fresh look at the Sermon on the Mount, I would encourage you to read this book. While you are at it, check out the entire project by Stu including audio and visual elements as well. This is one thought out project that was an impressive feat to pull off.
I received this book for free in exchange for an unbiased review. My words above are my own and have not been influenced in any manner by the publisher or author.