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Love Wins: At the Heart of Life’s Big Questions by Rob Bell Sat, 31 Dec 2011

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A brave book, shocking for traditional Evangelicals! Rob Bell dares to question our understanding of God, heaven, hell.

This is ’empirical theology’, picking out impressions of God’s character and plan from the Bible, rather than expounding specific passages. In fact, he points out that by emphasizing specific pet texts many believers end up with a very lop-sided view of God and the Gospel (and others with a different but equally lop-sided view; see p. 16f). (more…)


Naked Spirituality: A Life with God in Twelve Simple Words by Brian McLaren Fri, 23 Dec 2011

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A good, honest, inspirational book. Brian McLaren dares to face the real struggles involved in experiencing God in daily life and cultivating a vital relationship with him.

The first parts (Spring and Summer) made sense for me, the rest resonated less. I had the impression the latter chapters floundered a bit, trying to discover a pattern out of individual experiences (his and others’) and not succeeding so well. (more…)

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