The Paradox of Perfection is written by Jeff Reber and Steve Moody; two christian educators and therapists.
This book addresses the conflict between the perfection spoken about in certain bible verses and the need for us to have Christ. It argues that once perfection is achieved, grace, mercy, forgiveness and Christ aren’t needed. The writers’ take on perfection is in terms of us loving fully. Explanations were given on how this can be achieved in marriage, parenting, church and in the world. The writers’ explanation contradicts what i thought perfection was as requested from us by Christ. And it totally differs from how i have heard it explained previously.
The first few chapters of the book were very easy to read and understand but the last few chapters were a little bit complex and required very deep level of concentration and understanding to connect the dots. In the end, i would say i did understand the angle the writers’ were seeing it from and although it took me a while to grasp, i finally got a good understanding of what Christ meant by saying ‘be ye perfect’.
Before reading this book, i wouldn’t have described myself as a perfectionist. I would have placed myself in-between perfectionist and non-perfectionists. However i realise that i was wrong in the description of myself.
This book reinforced the need for us to have Christ and not flawlessness. Overall, it was a good read.
The Paradox Of Perfection can be found on Amazon.
I received a free copy of this book in order to write a review. My comments are honest and independent.