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Vendor: WestBow Press
Publication Date: 2012
|Dimensions: 9.02 X 5.98 X 0.36 (inches)|
Author C.B. Matthews shares a passionate and clear vision for what is lacking in the majority of Christian people today.
Fake Christianity is a challenging and inspiring book for any Christian. In the center of cultural decay, blurred ethics, and a church that lacks the knowledge of God, this book shines out like a beacon.
If you want to learn how a genuine Christian should think, feel, act, and believe in the world today, this book is for you.
CliffymaniaMichiganAge: 35-44Gender: male2 Stars Out Of 5Some good information but uninterestingApril 25, 2013CliffymaniaMichiganAge: 35-44Gender: maleQuality: 2Value: 2Meets Expectations: 2Sometimes people try too hard. It happens that we are so passionate about an issue and we want to cover it so well and make our point so clear that we can completely douse any spark of interest. That's what happened in the pages of Fake Christianity.
C. B. Matthews covers issues that need to be covered and he makes points that need to be made, but along the way they are clouded with heavy handed personal stories and some misplaced theology.
Matthews' selection of topics is admirable. He covers everything from lies Christians believe, to truth we should stand for. In between he discussed the problem of following emotions and the faith that is not accompanied by works is dead.
There are some good snippets to remember.
Do not be a casualty of war. Be a soldier in it.
Gain a sense of urgency about your spiritual life.
Your belief and faith go hand in hand with your actions, works, and deeds.
But I'm sad to say the book gets so bogged down in long stories and sections that are, at best, disorganized to the point of distraction.
Matthews has a habit of saying God told him this, or that, and then questions what God tells him. The problem I see with claiming that God personally speaks to an individual is that the individual then rises above question. If God gives Matthews' a word of instruction to disagree with Matthews is to disagree with God.
I have to admit writing a review for this book is difficult. Matthews has something worth saying, but it's difficult to parse. The author has attempted to cover huge topics, but spend most of him time on tangents. I found myself having to slog through this book to get to the end. When I got to the end it wasn't all that satisfying.
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