Book Review: Outrageous: Awake to the unexpected adventures of everyday faith, by Aaron Tredway
What might happen if you invite God to journey with you through life? What opportunities might occur if you open yourself to the possibility? These are the questions posed by former globe-trotting athlete Aaron Tredway in his recent book, Outrageous: Awake to the unexpected adventures of everyday faith. Tredway’s premise is that a small amount of faith has the power to move us into opportunities, events, and even adventures that we might not have ever thought possible.
The author weaves together a series of stories from his experience as a professional athlete that he uses to illustrate biblical principles. He traveled the world playing and coaching soccer and used sports as a platform to share the gospel.
On the one hand, the stories were entertaining and encouraging. On the other hand, most people cannot relate to his experience because they are not an athlete or have traveled outside of their backyard. The benefit of the book is not in the stories themselves but in the principles he uses the stories to illustrate. If you take the principle and ask how to apply it to your life, then you will benefit from the book. Otherwise you will only be entertained.
Disclosure: I received this book free from Baker Books through the Baker Books Bloggers www.bakerbooks.com/bakerbooksbloggers program. The opinions I have expressed are my own, and I was not required to write a positive review.