Don’t be Disillusioned

9 12 2009

Buy this book for yourself with your Christmas money or book tokens. It’s written by Kevin DeYoung and Ted Kluck and the title is “Why We Love The Church – in praise of institutions and organised religion”. How uncool is that? Here’s a snippet:

Are you making an idol out of authenticity?

The Bible is all for honesty, truth, and sincerity, but authenticity is something a little different. If authentic is simply the opposite of fake, contrived, and hypocritical, then I’m all for it. I like people who are honest with their feelings and open about their struggles. But godliness demands a lot more than just being real. In fact, godliness demands that we stop acting like we want to and start acting like Christ. I sometimes find, especially among my peers, that authenticity is not a self-abasing means of growing in holiness, but a convenient cover for endless introspection, doubt, uncertainty, anger, and worldliness. So that if other Christians seem pure, assured, and happy, we despise them for being inauthentic.

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20 12 2009
John Thomson

Yep. Good quote. Looks like a good book. You can pass it on to me when you’ve finished it.

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