Unreported News, Commentary, Resources and Discussion of Bible Prophecy
My mom just thought it was a wonderfully moving story about the depths of God's love, and the lengths to which He would go to bring back one of His children.
For instance, the author of the review referenced in the last post does not seem to understand that this book is [partly about] denouncing religiosity. Christianity as Religious Institution. All the people who go to to church every Sunday and do everything they're "supposed" to do and yet are whitewashed tombs. The point being that if there is no living, breathing relationship with the God you claim you worship, you have nothing but a system of rules, an appearance of godliness and nothing more.
Lightseeker wrote: Berit Kjos recently wrote a review posted on her website that I'll link to below. I have often found her information helpful. Hope you do too.
I totally get where you are coming from with regards to the denouncing of religiosity. For the record, I actually came out of the I.C. a few years ago.
Why does anyone ever need a new way to look at God? Take God out of the box?
This movement is about deconstructing Christianity and those who hold to the true faith.
JayCee wrote:Welcome Becca, have we been gentle so far?
I agree with what you're saying. I think when we read fiction we can tend to switch off the alarm bells and not put the barriers up to untruths that we then unconsciously accept.
I've seen this happen with some who are reading the Left Behind series books - they also forget that it is actually fiction.
Those of you who have been at this board the longest know that I dont recommend books written by men about the bible.
My first reason for not doing so is due to the fact that many today wont read their bible....and since they dont do this....they arent spiritually prepared to discern between the truth and a lie.
The second reason is due to my own experiance with books written by men about the bible. More often than not I have found that such books start out good and even biblical....but that is only to gain your trust.
The false teachigns (sic) dont come to the surface till midway thru or towards the end of the book. And thats what has gotten so many people in trouble today.
They say to themselves...."well the book has been right on target up to this point ...so the writer must know something I dont and I can trust it since he was right about the other things."
Next thing ya know...the readers are staunch purpose driven apostles and prophets.
runner4jesus wrote::a3: Your so right. I've been doing some research and Kim Warren who married William P. Young; is the daughter of Rick Warren of Purpose Driven Life. This should tell us something too. New Age is all over the place. So it doesn't surprise me that Mr. Young is writing a book that is heavily steeped in New Age. Thanks! for your input.
"Your so right. I've been doing some research and Kim Warren who married William P. Young; is the daughter of Rick Warren of Purpose Driven Life. This should tell us something too. New Age is all over the place. So it doesn't surprise me that Mr. Young is writing a book that is heavily steeped in New Age. Thanks! for your input."
"Warren has been married to Elizabeth K. Warren (Kay) for thirty years. They have three adult children (Amy, Josh and Matthew) and three grandchildren."
Like anything else we read by any Christian author, eat the meat and throw out the bones.
Yes, I think that was one of the best conversations in the book, where God says "you can't trust me because deep down, you don't believe I'm good."
I'm sorry, but the biggest discovery I've made is that if I'll just shut up, and not ask my own questions, but rather see what questions the Bible is choosing to answer, and what and how those answers apply to my life, if I'll just do that, the whole book gets simpler and simpler, and not a single page fails to connect to every other with a continuity that starts in Genesis and goes clear through into eternity.
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