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  1. CaptBuzzE
    5 Stars Out Of 5
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    March 18, 2021
    CaptBuzzE
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    This book raises many questions. From previous reviews I see people threw up their hands and gave up. This book faces the reality that you are a unique individual, and no one is like you or me. God creates us uniquely in his own image. Jesus never taught "Zero Tolerance". As you go through the book it will question many things you may place significance. I believe Chapter 20 and the Conclusion will clarify his whole concept. Currently church has been in decline in most of the world. He addresses the idea that we must be more inclusive, we are all sinners, and we must accept other sinners seeking a relationship with God through Jesus. He asks us to judge own relationship with God but not judge others faith. This book provides a chance to review your own personal relationship with God and may well help you strengthen it.
  2. Doug
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    Irresistible
    August 17, 2020
    Doug
    The premise of the book can be difficult to communicate and raises many questions. The content is good but the tone can be difficult to get through...Stanley is an intelligent man and well-read, but can sound condescending or dismissive in his tone at times (in fairness, may be my filters). That said, anchoring our faith in the event of the resurrection is solid.

    My experience: When people raise doubts about the Christian faith, they often begin in the Hebrew Scriptures(Old Testament): creation, dinosaurs, the flood, the plagues, reconciling the atrocities committed within to Jesus saying "love your enemies," etc. Our faith is not anchored in the Hebrew Scriptures, but the resurrection...which we learn from the New Testament. Some of this is semantics, but we also want to make sure that our feet are resting on the solid rock of Christ. This book would be best in a small group or with your pastor. I pastor a church and was recommended this by one of my members. Would I recommend? I think so...but again, with a small group so that you can flesh out what Stanley's saying.

    The first time I ran into the premise was in Seminary with one of my professors. I was angry at her claim and followed up with a long conversation after. Deciphering that our faith is in an event, written about by eyewitness accounts, can be difficult but very important. Read this with patience and test what Stanley says - much like the Bereans tested Paul.
  3. Mike
    Montana
    Age: Over 65
    Gender: male
    1 Stars Out Of 5
    Irresistible
    April 27, 2020
    Mike
    Montana
    Age: Over 65
    Gender: male
    Quality: 1
    Value: 1
    Meets Expectations: 1
    Based upon my previous satisfactory experiences with resources created by Andy Stanley, I purchased the book, DVD's, and study guide with high expectations of insight and teaching. I guess I am not in the same sophisticated, enlightened group as those who offer glowing endorsements of this work. I must be a cave dwelling, rube who actually reads, believes the first word of 2 Timothy 3:16. The word "ALL" can now be deleted and replaced with, you choose ( some, most, select sections, maybe) . I now can take great comfort is the fact that I was emotionally and spiritually scared for life when taught that the principles experiences from the Old Testament have the same value, and significance to us now as a copy of LIFE magazine from 1952. I forced myself to read this book, however I threatened to toss it in the trash along with the DVD's and study guide numerous times. I do not recommend this book in any way and would warn anyone who would consider it to save your money. The "new enlightened thinking" is not there.
  4. Fred
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Prophetic
    June 24, 2019
    Fred
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    Prophetic in the sense that it was a message from God to change my thinking about how to reach the lost and make disciples.
  5. Diane Busch
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    This is a Must Read!
    April 12, 2019
    Diane Busch
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    This is a must read! How else can I say it? Everyone (especially Christ followers) should read this book now! What we think we know and believe might be shaken a bit, but keep reading and you'll land on solid ground.

    Andy is such a great communicator. His explanations make so much sense. I dare not try to recap his words, as I fear I will do them an injustice. But a few of my take aways from this book are:

    1)The Old Testament is history, laws, prophesies, stories and poems from the ancient Jewish culture. We can learn about God through the filter of Jewish history. The Old Testament is not a comprehensive book about God. It's not a biography of God's early years. The Old Testament is a book about his relationship with one people group. We should keep that in mind when we read it. It is NOT a directive on how we should live today.

    2)And we should not mix and match scripture from Old and New Testament for teaching and instruction for Christ followers today. Jesus came to fulfill the law and the prophets, sort of like a pilot fulfills or completes the flight plan that has been laid out. Jesus gave us a New Covenant (a new commandment) and this is what we should use as our guide for life.

    There is much more wonderful content in this book. I highly respect Andy and recommend all of his books and videos.
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