Society says youth is a time for carefree self-expression, but Trip Lee says God has called everyone to RISE from slumber, above low expectations, and to live for the risen King.
The world tells us that our early years are to be irresponsibly enjoyed rather than devoted to meaningful pursuits. We’re told that responsibility and commitment are burdens to be put off as long as possible. And so, most of us spend our youth in a sad state of slumber—sleeping in on life until we’re forced to get up. The problem is that life has already begun. It’s happening right now. And God has called you to live it.
In this powerful book, Trip Lee argues it’s time to wake up and RISE, to live the way we were created to live. Young or old, we’ve been called to live for Him. Right now. Young believers face the same problems as older Christians, but they feel them in unique ways. RISE addresses those core problems in an engaging, profound, and life-changing way.
Don't just sit there: RISE!
Pastor-in-training and rapper Lee (The Good Life) endeavors to dispel the myth that youth is for carefree living and serious issues of faith is a task left to older Christians. The book, divided into three sections, is primarily written to encourage young Christians to live a purposeful, godly life. The tone of the book gives the impression of a conversation with a wise older brother. Shorter chapters, many of which are styled like blog posts, help to simplify foundational Christian teaching. Lee's music background shows in his lyrical prose and rhythmic sentences. Some of his pop culture references may be lost on readers, but his practical teaching shows Lee's understanding of his audience. Lee encourages young Christians to rise beyond the stereotypes that are used to label them. He provides a realistic glimpse of what a relationship with God can look like for young adults, who tend to leave the church between the ages of 18-30. This book will not only inspire new Christians, but motivate young people to move beyond the basics of faith.