House Church Talk - Christian books chosen by Wal-mart
dreamgirl at indy.rr.com
Mon Nov 3 11:55:16 EST 2003
Dear Grueling Reviewer:
Just bought this book last week. ("The Purpose Driven Life") The lady at
the Barnes & Noble cash register said they are selling like hotcakes. I've
read about the first 5 chapters so far. Yep, I agree, David, so far
nothing new. I also disagree with the author's premise that everything
about our physical makeup is just as God ordained it. Isn't it a symptom of
a fallen world that we have a child born with cystic fibrosis and various
disfigurements? The author didn't seem to make allowances for that.
However, I do believe that God can bring some good things from the sad
events that touch us.
Hope all the $$$ coming in from sales doesn't change the author. He seems
like a nice pastor.
Have a good day with some pleasant surprises!
----- Original Message -----
From: "David Anderson" <david at housechurch.org>
To: <House Church Talk at housechurch.org>
Cc: <ntcp at housechurch.org>
Sent: Monday, November 03, 2003 11:37 AM
Subject: House Church Talk - Christian books chosen by Wal-mart
> Hi all,
> It's always lotsa fun to see what is really hot in the book sections of
> the big stores and bookstores.
> Looks like Rick Warren has hit paydirt with his "purpose-driven" books.
> But why? Scanning through them, one encounters little that looks new,
> revolutionary or would not have been covered in an adult Sunday school
> curriculum of yesteryear.
> The "-driven" cliche is one obviously borrowed from the business
> community, dating back several years ago.
> Rick does encourage small groups, for what that's worth (especially if
> their purpose is to discuss his books). Not much, imo, as these small
> groups could and should never exist apart from the institutional church,
> in their opinion.
> I'm gonna drop this post on the ntcp list as there are some book authors
> there who may have some ideas about the success of this series.
> your grueling reviewer,
> David Anderson
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