I know I said my next entry would be on the Enneagram, but that was before I knew I could post my GoodReads reviews directly on here. It’s a great feature that I’m excited about. It will encourage me to review more books and help me get more post on here. Anyway, here’s my review of the book.
I’ve had this book on my shelf for years, just waiting to read it. I finally had to read part of it for a class so I just went ahead and read the whole thing because it was so great.
The book essentially challenges Western interpretations of scripture and the way we put those into practice. The authors do this very well, giving real-life examples and without harsh criticism. In fact, the only thing I think would improve the book is if it were just a little more critical of Western and non-Western Christianity.
I don’t agree with everything in the book, but I still think this is probably one of the most important books for American Christians to read because challenges some of our unconscious and often incorrect assumptions that we use to twist or ignore scripture. If you are a professing Christian, you should read this book and apply it to the way you read scripture. If it’s not already on the top of your reading list, you should put it there.