I just finished a book written by a pastor named Doug Pagitt. His aim for this book is to try to flip our beliefs about God. I read this with an open mind and I must admit, he said some very interesting things.
Now to be honest one of my goals is to read books that i don't necessarily agree with. Why would I read books that always agree with my view, what's the point. Saying that, I dont agree with everything the author claims here. For one: i get the feeling that he believes in evolution and an old earth: fine, i won't freak out with that!
My favorite chapter was the chapter that talked about being the light of the world. I love the fact that this book reminds us that both Jesus and the church are called the light of the world. This reminder was worth the price of the book. That idea that I am the light of the world has reignited my passion to be evangelistic.
I would recommend this "fresh approach" to the scriptures but I caution you that you won't agree or even like all of what you read. read the meat and throw away the bones is what I always say.
I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review from bloggingforbooks.org. thanks to them for the free book.