this post when I was part of the way into the book.
The main point of the book is simply to make Jesus your everything. That sounds so easy, so cliche, and certainly sounds like something that has been said before. It begs the question: Why write a book like that? It can't possibly contain any original thoughts, right?
Wrong. I've been a Christian for a long time, and heard thousands of sermons and read more books than I can count, but I've never heard anyone put it like DeMuth does. The purpose of this book isn't to pretend to come up with new ideas about how to live life. It's more like a compass: coupled with a map, it helps the reader re-orient and get back to a place where he can find True North and then find his way back to where he should be.
"Everything" is a breath of fresh air. At the end of a year when so many believers are expending their energy associating their Christianity with the stance they take on Chick-Fil-A, or their preferred political party, DeMuth encourages the reader to make it all about Jesus:
"The gospel…shouldn’t merely be the crutch we fall on when life gets
ugly. It should be the legs we walk on, the air we breathe."
I recommend Mary DeMuth's "Everything" for all Christians, and I intend to check out her previous work.