If you've read any of my other blogs, then you know that I am a very big fan of Craig Groschel, Senior Pastor at LifeChurch.tv. I anticipated, with a lot of excitement, reading Lyons' book, because I thought it would read similarly to some of the sermons given by Groschel. I thought what I would find is that Lyons, like Groschel, recognizes a cultural difference between Christian and Disciple. But instead the majority of the book was spent judging a previous generation of believers, which is one the very characteristics Lyons condemns of the previous generation. I think we all know that of the 5 spheres that Lyons mentions, the church has failed miserably to adapt. No doubt that there is a whole generation of believers that have failed in a lot of areas of following Christ. No doubt that there is a better way to live the life that Christ has called us to. No doubt that there is a definite cultural difference between a Christian and a disciple, especially in the United States. Lyons however spends the majority of his time accusing without factual support. I assume that the research that he refers to often is in another book somewhere, perhaps un his other book "UnChristian," but I'm not sure that it's ever stated in this book. There is no "see such-and-such." It's always possible I simply hyped myself up too much for this book, but I was over all extremely disappointed by Lyons book.
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