Contrary to the belief of some the title is not ‘serving without stinking’, nor is it ‘serving without thinking’ and its definitely not ‘sinking without serving’ (although quite often we do see this one lived out in practice), the book IS in fact entitled ‘serving without sinking’!
Hindley’s little book is worth five stars for the key premise alone, essentially that the heart of Christian service is not primarily about finding your identity as a servant of Christ, but instead coming to see that first and foremost you are someone SERVED by Christ. Served before servant. His primary text is Mark 10:45 where Jesus says ‘the son of man did not come to be served, but to serve and give his life as a ransom for many.’ Hindley then goes on to show how Christ’s service of us is to shape our own service, providing us with abiding joy and security.
Hindley also spends some quality time revealing reasons why we might find serving difficult, as well as delving into the richness and results of Christ’s sacrifice on the cross for us and connecting it to our service, but the book is worth the twelve dollars and fifty nine cents just for his teaching on our new identity as people served by Jesus, rather than servants of Jesus.
Read it. Enjoy it. Enjoy Jesus our servant. And- serve without
stinking, ah sorry.. Without sinking..