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. 

Advertisements

Leave a Comment so far
Leave a comment



Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s



%d bloggers like this: