The Jesus Agenda; Becoming an Agent of Redemption: A Review

I was sent this book to read and review on my blog by the B
& B Media Group, Inc.

Dr. Albert L. Reyes, President/CEO of Buckner International,
a global ministry dedicated to transforming the lives of the most vulnerable
children, orphans, families and senior adults, has written a book that defines
the work of his ministry through a series of stories of people whose lives have
been impacted.  Starting with the
declaration so Jesus in Luke 4:18-19 “The Spirit of the Lord is on Me, because He
has anointed me to preach good news to the poor.  He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the
prisoners and recovery of sight to the blind, to release the oppressed, to
proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.”
 Dr. Reyes shows how this “job description” of
Jesus is practically applied in the lives of all believers.  Using some materials from a doctoral dissertation
by Dr. Thom Wolf, Dr. Reyes weaves the admonition of Micah 6:8, which Wolf
called the “Micah Mandate” for man to “do justice, love mercy and walk humbly
before your God”
into a life style of reaching out to the vulnerable
and giving them practical help while also sharing the gospel.

The stories are captivating and in some instances heart-wrenching.  The challenge to become an “agent of
redemption” is clear and compelling.  I
believe anyone who reads this book will feel the tug of the Holy Spirit to get
involved in the work of redeeming the lives of those in danger both physically
and spiritually.


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