By: Dan Jason
Publisher: Atmosphere Press
Publication Date: November 2021
Reviewed by: Dianne Woodman
Review Date: January 20, 2022
The Saint Next Door by Dan Jason is geared toward followers of Jesus Christ who are interested in Sainthood. The book is split into twenty chapters. At the end of each chapter, the author offers challenges for readers to undertake that will allow them to grow deeper in their relationship with God. The book provides a great deal of Jason's insight into the steps required for individuals to achieve Sainthood. The author also reiterates throughout the book how life on Earth is preparation for spending eternity with God in Heaven, the benefits of always being tuned into God, and the responsibility to others as an ambassador of Christ.
The author talks about a number of influential and well-known saints. He points out how saints are ordinary people who face challenges in their journeys of serving the Lord. The saints spoken of in the book include Mary, the mother of Jesus, and the reason she has been given a unique position among the saints. The book focuses on the accessibility of Sainthood, and how all individuals who have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ are called to be saints. The author explains why the journey toward Sainthood is not easy and does not happen overnight, but how it is an achievable mission for anyone willing to soldier on in tough times.
In the book, Jason emphasizes issues that he deems vital for those individuals navigating the road to Sainthood. He talks about the significance of communicating with God on a regular basis, reaching out to individuals in need regardless of their status in life, supporting and encouraging fellow believers, and showing unconditional love to others. The author also calls attention to his belief that anyone who wants to cultivate a deeper relationship with God needs to allow Jesus Christ to take the helm in their lives and lean on him for weathering the storms that crop up in life.
Every topic covered in The Saint Next Door is supported by the author's personal experiences and anecdotes of individuals who rely on God. Excerpts and verses from the Bible beautifully tie into the text. Each chapter begins with an inspirational quote. The book includes a foreword and introduction written by Bishop Scharfenberger. At the end is a closing prayer, a list of references, and a personal narrative written by the author.
The Saint Next Door is an invaluable resource for anyone who wants to learn about how to live a saintly life on Earth and gain a saint's reward in Heaven.
Quill says: A thoughtful and inspirational book about the process individuals must go through to become a saint.
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