Risk taking seems so risky! That is until you read Spark by Jason Jaggard. He describes a risk taking process that seems as natural as breathing, and even more embracing the adventure of living life each day.
The key question not only for the book but for those who want to grow in taking risks is: “What’s one risk you can take to make yourself a better person or the world a better place?” Jason advocates not only asking that question often but asking it in a spark group. That builds accountability, encouragement, support.
Though the book is titled Spark. It’s real thrust is championing Spark Groups. As my church moves to missional communities, I thought this book is a great resource for discussing next steps as individuals and as a group. I appreciated Jason’s challenge to see that what once was a step out of my comfort zone (going to India on a mission trip, volunteering at a local school) over time becomes the comfort zone. Spark challenged me to see how these areas of life change can include not only myself, but the challenge to bring others into the adventure.
I give Spark 4 out of 5 stars. I appreciated the challenge to identify the next step in a risk to better the world. Instead of looking to identify the giant leap, I felt encouraged to take that first step and see what God can and will do. For those looking to get out of their comfort zone and believe God has put them here for a purpose this book will provide great encouragement to transform their world one small step at a time. Check out an excerpt by clicking here.
My thanks to Water Brook Press and Blogging for Books for a free copy to review. I wasn’t required to give a positive review, just an honest one. Thank you for taking the risk!