Rise of the Servant Kings by Ken Harrison
Wow. I am not a man and I am not rising to be a servant king, but I thought this book was powerful. Whenever I come across how to books, I admit that I assume they are going to be cheesy with poor illustrations. This is definitely what is happening here. Ken takes his time in and since the LAPD to share hard hitting stories about integrity in the face of cultural lack thereof.
Y'all should read it. I was drawn in by the title. Humility is so lacking in our culture and I thought it would be good to get a nice dose of it. I thought I could pray through it for my man and I did. The thing I was not expecting is how much the book spoke to me. It reenergized things in my heart that had grown weary. It encouraged me time and again to seek God in humility instead of paving my own way. Ken's own telling of pride and God calling him to submission was a beacon of light.
As I read, I write out things about books that speak to me. I wrote about the story telling. The unusual stories really drove home the point of the matter. He spoke about how spouses are called to submit to one another instead of obey because obedience is forced and submission is choice. Submission is our way of bringing about the greatest good of another for the glory of God. He railed against his own pride and cried out for God to make him humble. One of my favorite things was in the last pages. He thanked someone for helping him to forgive the Pharisees. In the age of church hurt, it is so important to offer forgiveness and prayer for those who hurt us. He encouraged standing against abusers, but to also go that extra step to pray and forgive.
Great read! Get your man a copy.
Available May 7th
This book was graciously provided for review by Waterbrook Multnomah Publishers.