book reviews

For your grey-matter pleasure, I’ve added two resourceful posts to my book review page.  One is an amazing "non-Christian" (gasp!) book focusing on facilitating conversations in emerging organizations.  I’m convinced that Juanita Brown’s The World Cafe can be a powerful resource for the church.  The other is an amazing "Christian" (gasp!) book focusing on sex.  I’m convinced that Rob Bell’s Sex God could be this generation’s Intended for Pleasure. (gasp!)


  1. I just finished the sexy book myself. I found the animal vs. angel part to be the most helpful. But I think the perhaps the most important thing I got from the book was this…
    “The new humanity is about seeing people as God sees them.”
    -page 25
    This is so important!
    C.S. Lewis sums it up really well…
    “There are no ordinary people. You have never talked to a mere mortal. Nations, cultures, arts, civilizations – these are mortal, and their life is to ours as the life of a gnat. But it is immortals whom we joke with, work with, marry, snub, and exploit – immortal horrors or everlasting splendors. … Next to the Blessed Sacrament itself, your neighbor is the holiest object presented to your senses.”
    — The Weight of Glory
    As does the apostle Paul…
    `So from now on we regard no one from a worldly point of view. Though we once regarded Christ in this way, we do so no longer. Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come! All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation: 19that God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting men’s sins against them. And he has committed to us the message of reconciliation. We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us. We implore you on Christ’s behalf: Be reconciled to God.`
    – 2 Corinthians 5:16-20
    But what a hard concept to fully take to heart! It`s another one of those ideas that is easy to talk about, yet terribly hard to put to action. If only I could live it out…it would completely desecrate lust.
    I set up a new blog, it should get more action because of my English class this term,

  2. I really enjoyed the steady (gasp!)’s of your blog today. It really helped me to remember to breathe, which is something I forget from time to time.

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