Saturday, December 29, 2012


I found myself extremely challenged by Shane Claiborne and Tony Campolo's "Red Letter Christians." There were a lot of holes in the authors' logic, but their concepts of grace, missions and treatment of fellow human beings shaped my own views into more solid concepts, and, in the least, made me think.

Here's the thing, conservative Christians probably will go on the defensive and refuse to get anything from this book, while liberals will only nod their heads in agreement, but those in between, like myself, will find the book interesting, take the author's concepts on their own without considering the authors' backgrounds, and think.

Mind you, those concepts are not fully developed, nor do they provide easy to understand applications for the average Christian who can't go out and perform acts of civil disobedience every day or go overseas to train someone in a trade. A lot of the book is impractical. And a lot of the book seems to contradict itself.

But I'll say it again, the pieces are still there and are worth considering. So, despite the fact that I disagree with much of the book, I highly recommend it.

*I received this book for free from BookSneeze in exchange for my honest review of it.

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