Monday, January 30, 2012

I was a little hesitant about reviewing this book based on my love/hate of his first book, I Kissed Dating Goodbye. I appreciated his straight-forward unapologetic approach in clarifying theology. It sometimes felt long and drawn out, but overall he did a good job of explaining "churchy" words.
Theology matters "because what we know about God shapes the way we think and live" (10).
A point he made that I wish more student ministries got was "I didn't need to be entertained.... I needed to know God (26). Last summer at camp, I had students ask me theological questions about angels, demons, the Trinity, and other topics. Students want to know Truth! The end all is not if they had fun, but did they walk away knowing a little bit more about God? "We don't want to study Jesus. We want to experience him" (85). Ouch. Now if we could just realize the beautiful combination of head and heart love of God.
It was challenging and reminds me of the few simple questions I ask myself when reading the Bible:
~What do these verses say about God?
~What do these verses say about me/humans in general?
~How can I apply what I learned?
Overall this was an ok book. It challenged me to think on a deeper level, so in that aspect, it succeeded.
I reviewed this book for Waterbrook Multnomah Publishers Blogging for Books. I received this book for free in exchange for a review of the book.

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