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.
Walking With God in DeathNovember 1, 2018
We end our series about walking with God where it should end, considering the time of our death. I don’t know why the topic should seem morbid to us, all of us will die and the only thing that can change that is the rapture of the church at the end of the age. That […]
Walking With God in JudgmentSeptember 29, 2018
“Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man. For God shall bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing, whether it be good, or whether it be evil” (Ecclesiastes 11:13-14). The words judge and judgment and their cognates appear […]
The Meekness of WisdomSeptember 3, 2018
“Who is a wise man and endued with knowledge among you? Let him show out of a good conversation his works with meekness of wisdom” (James 3:13) Who wants to violate the first characteristic of meekness and write about it? Who wants to appear to be like the one who brags about being humble? […]