W. Publishing Group, 2006 (2006)
Reviewed by Jessica Weaver
was pleasantly surprised by this new chronicle in postmodern Christianity,
by Jim Palmer. I was expecting yet another
Blue Like Jazz
(Donald Miller) rip-off - using different words but the same basic idea that a relationship with Christ is more important than church rules. Palmer approaches the topic relationally.
ach chapter in
is based on his experience with a person. Usually this person is someone he had prejudgments about during his experience as a Protestant minister - a flaming liberal, an unchurched mechanic, an Episcopal priest, his waitress at Waffle House. Palmer uses his conversations with each person to explore the idea that perhaps his coursework in seminary did not capture all of the branches of what being a Christian means.
is thought provoking and worth the read. Palmer's writing is crisp and enjoyable. If you struggle with questioning whether Christianity is really about going to church six times a week and feeling guilty if you don't,
will provide fresh insight and an opportunity to explore the true meanings of being a Christian.
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