House Church Talk - Christian books chosen by Wal-mart

marilewlord marilewlord at
Mon Nov 3 09:03:37 EST 2003

Someone recommended the book to me so I picked it up and thumbed through it.
I didn't see anything that caught my interest, so I prayed.
I felt impressed by the Lord not to buy it or read it.

    -----Original Message-----
    From: David Anderson <david at>
    To: House Church Talk  at <House Church Talk  at>
    Cc: ntcp at <ntcp at>
    Date: Monday, November 03, 2003 11:39
    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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