By Robert M. Price
Pastor Rick Warren’s The Purpose-Driven existence has been either a commercially winning most sensible vendor and a largely influential e-book within the Christian neighborhood. As a rejoinder to the fundamentalist assumptions of Warren’s publication, Robert expense, a biblical student, a member of the Jesus Seminar, and a former liberal Baptist pastor, deals this witty, considerate, and unique critique. Following the concise forty-chapter constitution of Warren’s e-book, Price’s point-counterpoint method emphasizes the significance of cause in knowing life’s realities rather than Warren’s devotional standpoint.
Price, who used to be a born-again Christian in his adolescence, is in a distinct place to provide an appreciation of the knowledge that Warren stocks whereas whilst hard lots of his details. particularly, rate takes factor with Warren’s use of various scriptural quotations, demonstrating what percentage of them have little to do with the issues Warren is attempting to make. a tremendous component of the booklet exhibits that the preferred evangelical idea of "a own courting with Jesus Christ" is totally with none scriptural basis.
Besides feedback, cost additionally offers many persuasive arguments for using cause as a device for constructing ethical adulthood and an clever, reasonable viewpoint on life’s highs and lows. eventually, the reason-driven existence bargains a more healthy, substitute method of knowledge and motivation, says rate, than the simplistic solutions and feel-good emotionalism on the middle of Warren’s prescription for all times.
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He's spent the time looking at what Bible translations Warren uses, and Price addresses the deeper, darker side-the shadow side-of what Warren is really proposing. " Additionally, I was delighted to read along as Price nails Warren time and time again for his ridiculous, even comical use of Bible passages and quotations (as "translated" for a "modern" audience). So, this book you're reading is a deeply thought out, theologically accurate, heartfelt dismantling of Rick Warren's (and all evangelicals') worldview.
I will not take for granted that there is a God, but I prefer coherent God concepts to incoherent ones, theologies that make some sense to those that are merely blind assertions of superstition and mythology. And whether or not there is a God, there is a creator of your life: you! You stand before the canvas with brush in hand! Day Two Point to Ponder: I won the sweepstakes just by being born! Quote to Remember: "The universe was not pregnant with life, nor the biosphere with man. " (Jacques Monod) Question to Consider: There are things about me that I don't like.
The third, feeling of the mighty leg, decides the elephant is like a tree trunk. Number four is convinced, as he fingers the beast's ear, that the elephant is like a fan. The fifth blind man leans against the creature's side and insists that the elephant is like a wall. The sixth, gingerly feeling the sharp tusk, dogmatizes that the elephant is like unto a spear. All are right in part, but all are wrong in their hasty generalizations, insisting there is no more to the truth than what they have personally experienced.
The Reason Driven Life: What Am I Here on Earth For? by Robert M. Price