Religion Saves: And Nine Other Misconceptions

Religion Saves: And Nine Other Misconceptions

by Mark Driscoll
     
 

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In his distinctively edgy, yet theologically sound style, Pastor
Mark Driscoll addresses the nine most controversial questions posed
by visitors to the Mars Hill Church website. Part of the
Re:Lit series.



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In his distinctively edgy, yet theologically sound style, Pastor
Mark Driscoll addresses the nine most controversial questions posed
by visitors to the Mars Hill Church website. Part of the
Re:Lit series.



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
Sales rank:
393,410
File size:
2 MB

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"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

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