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Publication Date: 2009
Roger E. Olson (PhD, Rice University) is professor of theology at George W. Truett Theological Seminary of Baylor University. He is the author of many books, including Questions to All Your Answers: The Journey from Folk Religion to Examined Faith; Reformed and Always Reforming: The Postconservative Approach to Evangelical Theology; and How to Be Evangelical without Being Conservative.
DebbieLynchburg VAAge: 55-65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5absolutely worth the read!September 4, 2012DebbieLynchburg VAAge: 55-65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I wasn't real sure of what I was going to read because of the title. However, the views held by the author is the same that I have had for a long time. I hope that all who believe in Christ and claim "Christianity" will read this book and realize that there is much more to one's "faith" then toting the moniker "Christian". One's walk needs to be identical to one's talk.
Pastor JayAge: 45-54Gender: male5 Stars Out Of 5August 29, 2012Pastor JayAge: 45-54Gender: maleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Thought provoking book. Well worth your time. Olson balances many important issues in this work. He raises some sincere questions which any disciple of Christ should reflect on. He is clearly evangelical while recognizing the complexity of what that really means.
SarahLos Angeles, CAAge: 25-34Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Thought ProvokingJune 27, 2011SarahLos Angeles, CAAge: 25-34Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5This book has been excellent. It addressed many of the struggles I've had with the American notion of Christianity, that much of its identity is rooted in outward traditions rather than on the truth of God's Word. Olson points out many of these, challenging our cultural notions on moralism vs. character, patriotism vs. nationalism, high view of Scripture vs. literalism, social concern vs. socialism. Our blind acceptance of these is undermining our credibility with the very outsiders we want to draw into the Kingdom of God, and making us look like just another judgmental group jockeying for political/social power, instead of those fueled by the power of grace.
And yet, Olson holds to the Truth: that Jesus, is the only way to God, that Scripture is God's inspired Word, and that we are called to be transformed by God, not conformed to the world.
Read it. Just know that your presuppositions will be challenged.