Planting Seeds and Throwing Rocks

Not the Religious Type
April 29, 2010, 6:19 am
Filed under: Fighting Boredom, Fighting Fear, Fighting Inertia

I just finished reading Dave Schmelzer’s book “Not the Religious Type:  Confessions of a Turncoat Atheist.”  I don’t know him personally but he’s a fellow Vineyard pastor.  This book is part his personal story and part philosophy of relating to all types of people as a (now) believer in/follower of Jesus.  Although Dave is a brilliant man (I’ve had the pleasure of hearing him speak and one would need to be somewhat intelligent to lead a church “in the shadow of Harvard”) this book is easy to grasp – it’s for everyone.

Who would I strongly recommend reading this book?

Anyone who has questions, lots of questions, about their faith and feels somewhat guilty about that.  (don’t)

Anyone who comes from a very scientific vantage point but has questions about or leanings toward faith (and wants to hear from someone who won’t dole out pat answers).

Anyone who struggles with doubt.  (boy that narrowed it down)

Anyone who wants to love their friends who have doubts (and not yell at them or fight with them).

It’s a really, really good book. 


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