picked up this book yesterday, and read the first chapter and half of the second. so far it looks like this one will be very good. It also looks like a good compliment to 'Jim and Casper' since this looks at a much larger cross section of 'outsiders' than just Casper's opinion.
I am really impressed with this book one of those I picked up opened and really haven't put down. I appreciate not only the fact that he gives us the criticism but makes suggestions of how we got there and what we may be able to do about it. I think this book is shaping up to be a great read about the state of Christianity in America. Our youth minister picked it up and read a little and got his feelings hurt and stopped reading it. I have been challenged by it.
Levi, maybe your youth minister got offended because it hit a little too close to home.
Topic for discussion:The whole hypocrisy topic. I was fascinated with the two extremes that lead to "outsiders" viewing Christians as hypocrites. (1) The older generations "keeping" a strict code of "have-tos" -vs- (2) The younger generations living with moral laxity.Being from different areas and church make-ups, I would like to apply this to the churches we serve.
As anyone else extremely overwhelmed after reading the "Get Saved" chapter?Since only 6% of adults "can" be reached!!!Can this chapter be used as hard evidence to get each of us a raise?
I am under the belief that I am the only one who read this book first?!?!?!?!
Post a Comment