A most read for any Christian today. Powerful in that it brings the reader to the basics of the message of Christ, love Him with evrything you have, and of course, the mind is the first!I was so impressed I will give copies to two pastors and my brothers.
One of my favorite books!This book alone helped pave my budding interest in Truth and Apologetics. Moreland will challenge the great mass of church-goers to evaluate how engaged their minds are, in every area of their lives. Here you will see with clarity that as followers of Christ, made in his image - we have a mind that must subject all things to reason and logic. We are called to be actively engaged in worship and Spiritual growth, and this book will explain why and where we as a whole, fall short of "loving God with our minds". Being a Christian is not about feeling a certain way, but truly about thinking a certain way. Moreland with words of grace with eloquently knock against your mind to see if there might be anyone home to reason with him.Are you ready to leave the milk and sink your teeth into a little meat?
When I use this book in graduate classes, I nickname it "Love God with Your Brain." The switch of brain for mind jolts people, making them stop, then think. God created us with a physical brain and a metaphysical mind and, as Moreland rightly urges, we must engage both. His subtitle explains the real focus of his work: "The Role of Reason in the Life of the Soul." Too often, we disconnect mind and soul, brain and spirituality, reason and sanctification. Moreland urges us back to the historical Christian path of loving God with our heart, soul, mind, and spirit. My only wish regarding "Love God with Your Mind" would be that Moreland did not at times seemingly pit mind against soul, reason against passion, intellect against emotion. I understand how hard it is not to seem somewhat overbalanced in a book where you are countering the post-modern imbalance. However, true spirituality has always been about religious affections and renewed thinking. Reviewer: Bob Kellemen, Ph.D., is the author of "Soul Physicians," "Spiritual Friends," and the forthcoming "Beyond the Suffering: The Story of African American Soul Care and Spiritual Direction."
Moreland does a remarkable job of demonstrating the necessity of forming a strong Christian mind. If this book does not whet your appetite for building a stronger foundation in the area of apologetics, it is quite possible that nothing will.