It’s easy to receive an easy message—one we want to hear—one that allows us to settle back in our comfortable seats. But occasionally we hear a message that shakes us up—a message that challenges our comfortable thinking.
Author Troy Dobbs, Senior Pastor at Grace Church of Eden Prairie, Minnesota, confronts the wildly popular prosperity gospel—that God promises health and wealth—which has gained a foothold in the world today. He unpacks the profound message from Jesus that will make you think and rethink . . . and maybe even change your mind about what a blessed life really means.
The Blessed Life, that no one really wants, unpacks a timeless message that is as relevant today as when it was first spoken on a mountain, over 2000 years ago.
Hardcover with dust jacket, 112 pages
Each chapter stands alone on a topic and therefore a great one for a small group study. With the addition of the free downloadable study guide, it is even more attractive. This was well written with great personal examples to support the spiritual truths. I highly recommend this book and I will be ordering more to give as gifts!
“Troy Dobbs’ ability to unpack the Gospel is elite. This book really motivates you to a closer walk with God. It brings basic principles to life in an inspirational and impactful way. Simple yet profound wisdom – you will finish reading it encouraged and empowered.” – Ritchie McKay, Liberty University
Having been challenged and encouraged by the preaching of Pastor Troy Dobbs for years, I was very much looking forward to reading The Blessed Life that no one really wants. I was hoping that his gift for taking the complex, pulling out the main point and breaking it down into very understandable terms would translate well from pulpit to print and it certainly did! In addition, his ability to urge listeners past head knowledge to practical application is also evident throughout both his preaching and this book. I repeatedly found myself stopping to consider his insight into this well known passage, rereading paragraphs and allowing the Holy Spirit saturated thoughts to resonate more deeply in my soul. I anticipate this being one of those books I go back to time and time again and share with others. The jacket bio says that he still has a pretty good jump shot. Pastor Dobbs definitely hits the mark from deep with The Blessed Life!
Troy gives us a no non-sense biblical look at the Beatitudes. I love how he approaches Scripture with honest and counter-cultural insights and questions. Troy helps us understand that an honest look at Scripture shows us the most blessed life may not be one of health, fame, renown, admiration, or wealth, but the most blessed life is found in our complete and total reliance in the work of Jesus Christ on the cross. Our complete surrender to Christ and the life He has for us is truly The Blessed Life.
I was so challenged by this thought provoking Bible study that I purchased several copies and gave them to friends and family as gifts. Their feedback has been very positive.