Sunday, December 21, 2008

Thanks Bino!

I'd like to thank Bino for putting the book "Messy Spirituality" by (the late) Michael Yaconelli on his reading list and for Father for giving me the desire to read it.

I'll post more later, but I really love his definition of spirituality.

"Spirituality looks like whatever you and I look like when we're thinking about Jesus, when we are trying to find Jesus, when we are trying to figure out what real Christianiy looks like in the real world".

I have a feeling that this will be a special book for me.

From Disney World

BTW, Bino, I have read Pagan Christianity and have given it to Gary who is reading it now. It answered the questions that I had about the traditions of man that have taken the place of authentic Christianity just as surely as the traditions of the Pharisees did with theirs. The modern movement is not very authentic in my opinion.

4 comments:

Bino M. said...

Yes, I have really enjoyed that book. Glad you liked it. His 'child like wonder' is also good.

Much grace to you!
Bino.

Bino M. said...

'Pagan Christianity' documents the fact that pretty much everything the churches practices today were developed over the years as traditions. Many do not even know that the things they practice as part of being Christian aren't even in the Bible.

I think the book is an eye-opener...

Bino M. said...

Sorry, it's not 'child like wonder', it's 'Dangerous Wonder'...

Jilliefl1 said...

The sequel to “Pagan Christianity?” is out now. It’s called “Reimagining Church”. It picks up where “Pagan Christianity” left off and continues the conversation. (“Pagan Christianity” was never meant to be a stand alone book; it’s part one of the conversation.) “Reimagining Church” is endorsed by Leonard Sweet, Shane Claiborne, Alan Hirsch, and many others. You can read a sample chapter at
http://www.ReimaginingChurch.org .
It’s also available on Amazon.com. Frank is also blogging now at http://www.frankviola.wordpress.com .