One part that has stayed with me since I read it, is where they write about the common American Christian emphasis on family. We often say "God first, family second." And we live it as if family is a very close second. Or maybe, if family was "first" would it look any different than the so-called second place position we give it? The Chans exhort us to see and remember and live out the radical truth that God is far beyond us, far greater, totally holy and eternally worthy of us giving away, as Jim Elliot said years ago, what we cannot keep to gain what we cannot loose.... all for this, all for God.
Papa nailed my heart when he challenged "too many of us respond with a "thanks man" to God. But really, with the infinite weight of our sin, us fully deserving eternal death, and the infinite goodness of God's holiness, we ought to fall flat before him, all-soul-acknowledging "command me, I am yours."
These books have been sweet challenges, refreshing a fire in me to see more of the Lord's glory in my life. Two books, ten stars total. Highly recommended.