Sunday, October 31, 2010

City On Our Knees by Toby Mac (review)

City on Our KneesProduct Description

Bestselling recording artist TobyMac has a passion for inspiring believers to step out and take action for their faith. Through compelling stories and Scripture, City on Our Knees will illustrate how Christians past and present have set aside differences, come together in unity, and stepped forward in action and prayer. Readers will be encouraged and inspired to do the same, summoning the commitment, courage, and devotion to bring a city to its knees.
My take on this book:
I wasn't sure what to expect when this book first arrived for me to review. I had never heard of TobyMac before, I think he is popular among the younger audience, but I soon realized that each section in this book is named after a song that he released sometime earlier this year.
 Each section consists of short stories, of how God has used people to change the world, some of the stories I had heard before and some were new to me.  You will also find prayers and scriptures peppered through out this book that will further inspire and uplift you. Each section ends with a one minute remix and also a call to action prayer.
This books resounding message is "If we gotta start sometime, why not start now."If only we are willing to step out of our comfort zone and unite that  we can make a difference and change the world.
In the right hands this book could be life changing, I think it would be great especially for youth pastors,  I think it would be useful in reaching the younger audience, with its hip look and the fact that TobyMac is someone that teens listen to. Overall I think anyone would enjoy reading these inspirational stories!
Even though I was provided a copy of this book for review by Bethany House it in no way alters my opinion of this book.


  1. I don't know, dear. I'm not that old & I enjoy his music! The book looks terrific! I'll have to grab it!

  2. Gina, I had never heard of TobyMac before reading this book,so I kinda figured from the way the book was written that it might be geared toward a younger audience, but I found the stories uplifting, so it didn't really matter that I didn't know him or his music.

  3. I too had not heard about TobyMac; this books sounds like something that could inspire a wide variety of people :)

  4. I love TobyMac and I am in my early 50's.... so excited for the book.....

  5. Book Girl It is a very inspirational book. The whole time I was reading it I kept thinking about the songs that Michael Jackson did We Are The World, and Man in the Mirror because it is great to be reminded that each of us can make a change in the lives of others, if we are only willing to step out and let God lead us.

    Kim I am in my early 40's, not sure how that happened :), and for some reason I have never heard of him, although my musical taste swings from country, metal, and pop rock along with southern gospel. If you are a fan of TobyMac I am sure you would love the book!


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