Rooted by Banning Liebscher is another great read for 2016. Every book I’ve picked up this year has been timely and Rooted was no different. Banning discusses how God develops us through the process of Intimacy, Serving, and Community. The biggest take away I got from Rooted is when God develops us, it takes time. Until we are fully developed through His process, we cannot fully live out our purpose.
All of Banning’s words resonated with me, but the section on serving really struck a cord. God put us here to love and serve others. To lay our life down for our friends and those close to us. I have reflected on the past month of my life and realize the people who need my love most are the people I see and interact with daily. It goes beyond that but it starts there.
Rooted will both challenge and convict you. It will make you see life through a different pair of lens you’re used to as a follower of Christ. You will rethink areas of life, namely, your relationship with Christ and how it affects your relationships with other people and importantly, yourself.
What kind of legacy do you want to have? You are chosen and appointed to bear fruit that lasts for eternity, just like David, just like Christ.
Banning encourages us to remain rooted in the Source; Jesus. I highly recommend this book.
How rooted are you?
I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review.