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Religion Saves: And Nine Other Misconceptions
     

Religion Saves: And Nine Other Misconceptions

by Mark Driscoll
 

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After 343,203 online votes on the Mars Hill Church website,
nine questions for Pastor Mark Driscoll emerged as the ones most
urgently calling for answers.


Inspired by 1 Corinthians, in which Paul answers a series of
questions posed by the people in the Corinthian church, Pastor Mark
Driscoll set out to determine the most controversial

Overview

After 343,203 online votes on the Mars Hill Church website,
nine questions for Pastor Mark Driscoll emerged as the ones most
urgently calling for answers.


Inspired by 1 Corinthians, in which Paul answers a series of
questions posed by the people in the Corinthian church, Pastor Mark
Driscoll set out to determine the most controversial questions
among visitors to the Mars Hill Church website. In the end, 893
questions were asked and 343,203 votes were cast. The top nine
questions are now each answered in a chapter of Religion
Saves
.


After an introductory chapter devoted to the misconception that
religion is what saves us, Driscoll tackles nine issues: birth
control, humor, predestination, grace, sexual sin, faith and works,
dating, the emerging church, and the regulative principle.


Because the purpose of this book is to address commonly asked
questions, all readers will find relevant, engaging material,
written in Driscoll's distinctively edgy, yet theologically sound
style.



Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly

Forget political correctness and timidity. Through this gritty, didactic countdown, author Driscoll answers sensitive questions Christians may be afraid to ask. Pastor of the Mars Hill megachurch in Seattle, Driscoll (Vintage Jesus) asked his congregation to submit their burning questions online. After they submitted and voted on 893 questions, Driscoll answers the top nine in the nine chapters of this book. From worship styles to explicit discussions of sex and birth control, the topics represent timely questions with which real people struggle. Driscoll includes quotations, stunning statistics, endnotes and footnoted verse numbers as evidence. Historical context and pop-culture references help to further clarify the more complicated explanations. When handling controversial topics, Driscoll sometimes employs a crass, mocking humor. Though this humor accomplishes its goal of being "arresting and difficult to ignore," it may alienate the very readers from other denominations, religions and sexual orientations Driscoll hopes to rebuke and reconcile. Some questions have only idealistic, black and white answers (don't have sex until you're married). In other instances, such as birth control, he presents the arguments and leaves gray areas the reader may resolve as "their conscience permits." On the whole, Driscoll is strong medicine. (June 30)

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781433523106
Publisher:
Crossway
Publication date:
06/05/2009
Series:
Re:Lit: Vintage Jesus
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
2 MB

What People are Saying About This

From the Publisher
"Driscoll has a unique gift of unpacking and explaining lofty truth in a language any of us can understand. Not only does Religion Saves challenge readers, but it also allows them room to wrestle. This is a fantastic book full of biblical truth. You can't help but walk away thinking about the content daily."
LeCrae Moore, hip-hop artist, Reach Records

Meet the Author

MARK DRISCOLL is the founding pastor of Mars
Hill Church in Seattle, one of the fastest-growing churches in
America. He leads the Acts 29 Church Planting Network and the
Resurgence Missional Theology Cooperative. He is the author and
coauthor of several books, including Crossway's Vintage
Jesus
, Vintage Church, and Death by
Love
.



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