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Tuesday, 9 December 2008

Book Recommendations

The Radical Reformission by Mark Driscoll

Mark Driscoll leads Mars Hill Church, Seattle and was the guest speaker at Together On A Mission conference, held in Brighton this year. In The Radical Reformission Mark outlines some of the values and principals that have made Mars Hill such a successful and exciting church. Easily readable, very challenging and with a refreshing layout this book will make you think and prod you to act differently. The chapter on his visit to a gay cowboy bar is worth the book price on its own!

The Shack by William Young

The Shack by William Young has caused quite a storm. Some love it, others hate it. I think it is a good read because it makes you think about sin, suffering, why bad things happen to good people and how you view God. The depiction of the Trinity is what seems to have caused the furor but if read as a novel, The Shack will challenge your pre-conceptions and your theology. After the first 60 pages I felt as if I had been kicked in the stomach – it is harrowing – but it is worth persevering.


Sean Green said...

Good to see you in the blogosphere Mark - it will be a great way for me to keep track of what you are up to!

Ed Swindle said...
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Ed Swindle said...

I tried to post comments but didn't realise that I needed to create an account first. Be warned!

Good idea Mark it lets you share your thoughts with the Blog group and will enable you to get some good honest feedback.

09 December 2008 11:54