Riders for God is one book that is unusual and has gotten many book lovers interested. It is about a motorcycle gang and spirit-filled Christianity. The motorcycle gang is known as The Unchained Gang, a group of former ex-convicts, outlaw bikers and recovering addicts who have turned from their sinful ways and are now Christians who are born again.
An Outreach Ministry
The Unchained Gang has given up alcohol, violence, drugs, tobacco and other vices; but they have retained their motorcycles and helmets of course. They proudly wear their motorcycle helmets and ride their bikes for God. They use the bikes and helmets as tools as they go about witnessing the good news from God. They are indeed an outreach ministry that goes to prisons, biker rallies, jails and many other places where the sinful people aren’t reached by other church ministries and society in general.
Given Their Lives To Christian Ministry
Rich Remsberg, the writer of the book, depicts the ironic concurrence of leather vests, biker helmets, tattoos and the culture of the biker world with the Christian ways of studying the bible, praying, and speaking in tongues. The book further depicts the lives of women and men who have directed the energies they used in practicing their wayward ways into doing Christian practices. Through every personal story of a biker you get a sense of how they managed to turn away from their addictions, and violence that was once a major part of their lives and how currently, they have dedicated their lives to worship and ministry with a lot of zeal.
The Transcribed Interviews & Photographs
You will also notice the transcribed interviews which are a major part of the text and the powerful photographs that depict the great contrast between the world of then outlaw hardcore bikers and Christian groups such as The Unchained Gang. From the photos you can see The Unchained Gang members conducting communal prayers over their bikes, very serious altar calls and Christian meetings in session. You can tell that these are men and women who have been truly transformed by Christ and are eager to help others change their sinful ways and embrace Christian values. Through their zeal and undying passion for ministry, it is evident that they want the world to listen to them and its inhabitants to turn from their sinful ways.
You can see that every time these gang members take off their helmets and dismount their bikes, they are no doubt headed for a bible study, a spirit-filled Christian meeting and never, a drug pick or for a violent session with rival outlaw gang groups as it was before.
Through Their Own Words
Through the very words of different gang members you are able to understand how their conversion to Christianity has helped them avoid miserable lives, early deaths and how they are determined to help others that are lost in that dark world of bike culture. Their bikes, leather vests, helmets and bibles are the tools they have to reach out to the others and they indeed reach out to them. It is rare to see such dedication in the things of God in the current world where the outlawed ways seem to be the in thing everywhere especially among the youth.