Coffee, The World, And Jesus, But Not Necessarily In That Order

“Coffee The World And Jesus” by Ron DeMiglio is an entertaining and enlightening read on various subjects.  Around 170 pages, the book is set up like a daily read of 28 short chapters of about pages each.  The chapter is typically arranged as such:  title, location (the author traveled internationally for his coffee business), and purpose.  Among the topics covered include:

1.  Hypocrisy (real and perceived) of American Christians.
2.  Being yourself and relaxed around others, especially foreign guests.
3.  Involvement both inside and outside the church.
4.  Spiritual darkness that can even originate from God that teaches us to draw closer to and trust Him more.
5.  Sowing God’s grace into other people’s lives.
6.  A godly and secular legacy.
7.  God using us, in spite of our limitations, for His glory.

The book is very readable, contains helpful insights from a man who loves what he does and the lessons he’s learned along the way.  A good resource for anyone who wants to show God’s grace to others in the marketplace.  I was given a review copy by Kregel Publications in exchange for a fair review.

 

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Comments (9)

  1. JumperK

    Why would an all powerful and all knowing god need glory?

    July 21, 2017
    1. mtaylor

      Thanks for your comment. God does not need our praises and is independent of us. He deserves to be praised and glorified because He is God and there is no other. Praising and glorifying God benefits us because we realize Who He is and what He did for us through Jesus Christ. Very relieving to me that I am not God and am not in charge of the universe!

      July 24, 2017
      1. JumperK

        Well this is very confusing. You wrote; “God using us, in spite of our limitations, for His glory.” This seems to indicate that an all powerful being needs us mere humans for his glory. Please explain.

        July 24, 2017
  2. mtaylor

    Don’t overthink the point. God does not need us – we need Him. He still gets the glory through our imperfections. Our imperfections prove the reality of sin and our need for Him through Jesus Christ. Have you ever read through the Bible completely? There are many examples of people that God did mighty things through not because of themselves, but in spite of themselves.

    July 24, 2017
    1. JumperK

      I have read the bible twice, also the book of Mormon, attempted to finish the Quran, and I am well versed in Buddhism.
      There are more examples of god doing things like mass murder than there are of him doing great works.
      I would question how our supposed imperfections prove the reality of sin and a need of Christ as god if he/she/it exists than it created those imperfections and sins.
      I personally have no need of a god.

      July 24, 2017
      1. mtaylor

        When you meet Him someday, then what will you say?

        July 25, 2017
        1. JumperK

          It is very unlikely that I will meet the Abrahamic god, the god of Christians, Jews and Muslims. I would ask why he was such a petulant, mean spirited, frankly evil deity. Why did he cause such misery and show so little love for beings he created. I would ask it why he gave cancer to day old babies, why he did not prevent babies from being raped. There are many more horrors he created that I would ask it about.
          If there is a god, and I doubt that very much, what will you say if the god you meet is not the Christian god?

          July 25, 2017
          1. mtaylor

            I will pray for you. Take care.

            July 25, 2017
            1. JumperK

              Thinking got to difficult for you?

              July 26, 2017