Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Review: Primal, What if #Christianity was just that simple

What if our faith could be simplified?

What if our faith was as true as the early Christians?

Pastor Mark Batterson looks at just that.  

What caught my attention when I started reading this book was how opening and almost bruttally honest the author is. If we really think about it as a society we have adapted Christianity to fit whatever need we have. We have made our faith fit into our lives rather than our lives fitting the true picture of Christianity.  Don't get me wrong I'm not a perfect Christian, nor do I pretend to be.

Pastor Mark Batterson is real in his writing and the fact that he is in the thick of it with non-traditional churches in Washington D.C. proves to me that he has a real passion for the gospel.

It takes more than just reading the Bible to feel this passionate about something. I love how he writes so candidly about his experience in a 14th century church and then climbing the stairs to the catacombs and experiences the true simplicity that was the 2nd century church.  Through out the book he talks about getting real and peeling back on the pretenses that plague Christianity in the 21st century.  It really makes a person take a deep look at their own practices of faith.

***I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion of the book. No other monetary compensation was received.****

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