>Not for the Squemish!

Unless you are the type who only reads books with which you know you’ll agree; I have a challenge for you.

But first a quote from the book, not totally in context so I don’t scare people away:

(the author writes about Christian radio, and the fact that many of them use a tagline, “safe for the entire family”)

“Some of us cannot hear that tagline without experiencing a bit of unintended irony. We remember C. S. Lewis’s description of Aslan from The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe: ‘Course He isn’t safe. But He’s good.’ The modern evangelical church, on the other hand, has become satisfied with a lion that no longer roars. The church has become safe, but no longer good.”

Blood pressure up? Though I’m only half-way through the book, it is challenging, convicting, and a tad confirming. I challenge you to read it. The book, “A Lover’s Quarrel with the Evangelical Church” is authored by Warren Cole Smith and, if you’d like (which would also help me a bit) you may order it here:

Author: Jack Hager

Jesus invaded my life shortly after my arrest at age 26. I spent the first few years of my new life incarcerated. Went to Bible school after parole; have served with Kansas City Youth For Christ, Headwaters Christian Youth (Rhinelander, Wi), Family Life Ministries (Bath, NY), and now with Midland Ministries (Saint Joseph, Mo). Married with four children, work with youth, adults, inmates. Heavily involved in Bible quizzing for four decades. Narrow minded about Jesus and the gospel; fairly open minded about most other things. Speak in churches, camps (both teen and family), civic groups, public schools, Christian schools and colleges...amazed I get to do what I get to do....favorite verse Romans 15.13 "May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing so that you, by the power of the Holy Spirit, may overflow with hope."

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