Monday, February 01, 2016

It's Not What you Think!

It's Not What You Think: Why Christianity Is About So Much More Than Going to Heaven When You Die, by Jefferson Bethke, was a very interesting book.  The premise of the book is to help the reader understand that Christianity is not just about getting our ticket punch and having a free ride to heaven.  That’s part of the plan, but Bethke wants us to understand and believe there is so much more to life than what we think.

With that in mind each chapter discusses why something is not what we think it is, in actuality, it’s more than what we think.  At times the book was a little frustrating because, while Bethke had a lot to say, I think it was confusing.  He tried to pack so much into one section that it was easy at times to lose where he was going with this thought process. 

He wrote about how life and church and faith are not what we think it is, and that applies to his generation as well.  I appreciated his approach as he tackled many areas of Christian faith which are possibly taken a little too lightly.

I think you have to read this book with an open mind and look at what his views are and compare and contrast that to your own views, theology and convictions.  Hopefully this book will stretch you thinking.

Overall, this is a good book.

I received this book from in exchange for an honest and impartial review.

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