Rick Shrader‘s Review:
This book is Warren’s outline for his forty days of purpose that so many are doing now. I have to admit that I have not been a fan of Warren’s (see my review on The Purpose Driven Church) but for the most part this book is a forty lesson series on the very basics of Christianity and reads like a primer or even sometimes as a simple tract for lost or new believers. At times even his Baptist background shows through (e.g. baptism and church membership). One problem will be that no one will be allowed to question anything that is written because of the magnitude of the publicity about this program. His view that music without words is neither moral nor Christian, that God doesn’t ask us to be perfect, and that worship style is an individual choice (Christian relativism?), are wrong and detrimental to churches. Do these things outweigh the need for a convenient and attractive new convert’s curriculum? Many are deciding.