What I’m Reading…

         
  I am still reading, and very much enjoying Jim Palmer’s book, Divine Nobodies, but I was very much encouraged to begin unChristian as well. So far both are falling in line with each other rather well, and I encourage anyone to check out both of these books!
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From Publishers Weekly About unChristian
Starred Review.Kinnaman, president of the Barna Institute, was inspired to write this book when Lyons (of the Fermi Project) commissioned him to do extensive research on what young Americans think about Christianity. Lyons had a gut-level sense that something was desperately wrong, and three years of research paints exactly that picture. Mosaics and Busters (the generations that include late teens to early 30-somethings) believe Christians are judgmental, antihomosexual, hypocritical, too political and sheltered. Rather than simply try to do a PR face-lift, Kinnaman looks at ways in which churches’ activities actually may have been unchristian and encourages a return to a more biblical Christianity, a faith that not only focuses on holiness but also loves, accepts and works to understand the world around it. It would be possible to get lost in the numbers, but the authors use numerous illustrations from their research and life experiences and include insights at the end of every chapter from Christian leaders like Charles Colson, John Stott, Brian McLaren and Jim Wallis. This is a wonderful, thoughtful book that conveys difficult truths in a spirit of humility. Every Christian should read this, and it will likely influence churches for years to come. (Oct.)
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~ by Tim Kurek on February 13, 2008.

One Response to “What I’m Reading…”

  1. I’m agreed with your statement brother Tim as –

    “a faith that not only focuses on holiness but also loves, accepts and works to understand the world around it”

    could you spare a visit on this site as one of the example of you are talking about.

    http://elmantheman.wordpress.com/2007/12/24/christmas-snow-and-god/#comment-475

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