I start reading this book back in November making a commitment to read just one chapter and post a comment each week. Here’s why. I must say I found the discipline of reading a book this way highly challenging but I’m glad I was able to follow through. These are the links to each chapter: Chapter 1, Chapter 2, Chapter 3, Chapter 4, Chapter 5, Chapter 6, Chapter 7, and Chapter 8.
Now I’m posting an overview of the entire book.
Stuart Migdon writes with great passion and enthusiasm. His book, Jesus take the wheel : 7 keys to a transformed life with God (WinePress, 2008) is designed to encourage people to live a committed Christian life. By using the illustration of driving a car to create a picture of God being the driving force of our lives he is able to bring out many aspects of the Christian life.
Early in the book it is mostly Moses that Migdon uses as an example. Moses’ humility and his avoidance of self-recognition are qualities that make him usable to God. However it is also a process where Moses learns to trust God and exercise faith. Migdon also uses other Old Testament people such as Hezekiah and Jehoshaphat to expound his points. Of course, Jesus is the perfect example of a life lived in obedience to God and Migdon writes about Jesus’ time on earth. I found Migdon’s insights into Jesus’ trials during his three years of ministry particularly helpful.
Migdon expects that the Christian life to be joyful in spite of difficulties and trials. God provides us with all the resources we need to live victoriously. It is up to us to avail ourselves of these resources by learning how to focus on God and rely on him.