Your Beauty, an Asset to God; Kenechukwu Isaac Chinwike – Book Review by Blessing Jeff Amadi.
Your Beauty, an Asset to God is a collection of profound thoughts that move our traditional definition of the word “beauty” from the mundane to the ethereal.
It strikes at the heartbeat of the biblical truth that beauty dwells in our innermost being.
The author awakens our consciousness to our important duty on earth: evangelism, the heartbeat of God.
However, it queries our conventional idea of evangelism. As we delve into the mines of the author’s perspective of God’s heartbeat, we are challenged to come to terms with what constitutes true evangelism: one born out of love for humanity and duty to Divinity. Anything short of this is an exercise in futility.
Kenechukwu C. Isaac shocks the average Christian with the fact that God also has dreams and aspirations. Thus, the author points out that mortal man, not angels or spirit beings, are to fulfil the dreams of God.
We therefore see the blessedness of being the ones to accomplish the dreams of the Almighty. But to do this, the author tells us the reason for our varying, unique abilities as God’s creatures. Implicit in his array of illustrations is that the universe will die of boredom if we all were created with the exact same features, temperaments and so on.
Thus, God uses our various unique abilities and preferences to accomplish His multifaceted dream: the salvation of all men. One of the greatest points of this book- and that is its central theme- is that it takes the gospel from the church auditorium, where we have erroneously locked it up, to the various platforms of the world. The author recognizes that the gospel is meant to diffuse into all systems/platforms. The music industry, fashion industry, education, politics, sports, and others.
I believe that the author’s motive is to remind his readers that they ought to take the gospel into the world, and not to wait for the world to come to the gospel.
One of the metaphors used in describing the project of world evangelization is the metaphor of battle. The church must be prepared with divine amours that will effectively engage the world in this battle which is not against flesh and blood. In this relation, the author takes his readers through what he calls “the dressing room”. This is not really the temporal setting, but an unseen pedestal where mortals engage the portals of heaven until the victuals which belong to them are released.
Sharing his personal experience with us, the author shows that it is in “the dressing room” that we awaken our consciousness to the necessity of the Holy Spirit and prayer in our quest to occupy platforms for Christ Jesus.
At this point, the author goes poetic: sprinkling some lines of poetry on his prosaic journey. These are his own poems (which he has turned to songs). Composed out of deep personal fellowship with the Holy Spirit. These poems minister to the soul, taking us back to the depths of the love of Christ and reminding us of the indispensability of His Holy Spirit.
If we follow the biblical path mapped out again in this book, we would become missionaries: not necessarily those with the collar of clergymen and clergywomen, but those with the heart of Christ Jesus.
Such generation understands that the pastor in the pulpit shouldn’t be regarded as better or spiritual than the soccer star on the football pitch if the latter uses that platform for the salvation of men.
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Blessing Jeff Amadi
A worship leader in Port Harcort, Rivers State