When I first decided to review "Chivalry", I though it was a book about the changes we have seen in our country and the world. We no longer open doors for others or take our hats off inside.
Even though those things are true, it is not the subject of this book. The definition of chivalry is "the qualities idealized by knighthood, such as bravery, courtesy, honor, and gallantry"
Zach shows us that we should have these same attributes as believers.
We need others and they need us. There are no “Lone Rangers” in the church. We are a body, A body has many different parts working together to accomplish a task. Think of what it would have been like in the "Lord of the Rings" if Frodo had no Sam. His journey would have never been a success. In fact there would have been no story.
Instead of working together, we tend to work against each other. Zach shows us that gossip and sarcasm often destroy others when we should be building them up. Instead of attacking other, we should be helping them in their weakness.
I have heard it said that "The Church is the only army that kills their wounded”. That is harsh, but true. We have been forgiven of our sins but we want to make sure others pay for theirs.
Through a series of observations and stories, Hunter shows us how to stop gossiping and tearing others down. He then inspires us to show compassion and lift others up.
Even though you can tell the author is very young, he does a great job and keeps the subject interesting. He is also the reader of this audio book version. He does a great job. It is nice to have the author read. He knows what he meant when he wrote it, so he can emphasize things that need emphasizing.
I recommend it and give it 4 out of 5 stars.
I enjoyed this book courtesy of the Christian Audio review program at http://christianaudio.com and received the audio book, free of charge, from ChristianAudio.com and The Good Book Company in exchange for an honest review.