House Church Talk - Christian books chosen by Wal-mart
marilewlord at netzero.net
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.
From: David Anderson <david at housechurch.org>
To: House Church Talk at housechurch.org <House Church Talk at housechurch.org>
Cc: ntcp at housechurch.org <ntcp at housechurch.org>
Date: Monday, November 03, 2003 11:39
Subject: House Church Talk - Christian books chosen by Wal-mart
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,
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