Format: Trade Paperback
Religion - Christian Life
This book is a reprint of a 2004 book, entitled "Out of the Question . . . Into the Mystery," and is subtitled, "How we got the point but Missed the Person." This is a very powerful book by Sweet and is very challenging. The premise for Sweet is that we've lost our first love. Jesus should be our first love, we should have a dynamic faith, yet we have allowed belief to trump faith
Of course we need both, but Sweet believes we've bought into rules over faith. We talk about belief, but not about the relationship which should come from our belief in Jesus. We don't exhibit the transformed life Paul talks about in 2 Corinthians 5:17.
Sweet believes we are missing the point and relationships should be the cornerstone of our faith. Without relationship, relationship with Jesus; then relationship with one another, we cannot demonstrate love.
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There are great study questions at the end of the book. As this would be great for a book study, albeit a very deep one. Overall, this is another excellent book from Leonard Sweet.
I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review.
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