Book reviewer (and avid numismatist) Tim Gossett reviews Life in Year One along with Brian McLaren’s new book A New Kind of Christianity on his progressive Christian education and ministry site Different Voice.
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I love books that help me to gain a greater sense of perspective, and I have come to believe that a growing sense of perspective is a mark of a progressive Christian…. I have rarely felt so engaged when reading about this period. The chapter on money, for example, (a topic I’ve read a LOT about since my hobby is collecting first century coinage) was the single-best treatment of this subject I’ve come across, but every chapter expanded my sense of perspective and ability to put the biblical texts in a wider context. You’ll end each chapter very thankful you don’t live in that time and place (especially after reading his chapter on health. Yikes!) I think it would be a lot of fun to read this book with a group, especially if the leader could pull in relevant biblical texts to illuminate and illustrate the book’s text. Book reviewer (and avid numismatist) Tim Gossett reviews Life in Year One along with Brian McLaren’s new book A New Kind of Christianity on his progressive Christian education and ministry site Different Voice.
Here’s a snippet:
I love books that help me to gain a greater sense of perspective, and I have come to believe that a growing sense of perspective is a mark of a progressive Christian…. I have rarely felt so engaged when reading about this period. The chapter on money, for example, (a topic I’ve read a LOT about since my hobby is collecting first century coinage) was the single-best treatment of this subject I’ve come across, but every chapter expanded my sense of perspective and ability to put the biblical texts in a wider context. You’ll end each chapter very thankful you don’t live in that time and place (especially after reading his chapter on health. Yikes!) I think it would be a lot of fun to read this book with a group, especially if the leader could pull in relevant biblical texts to illuminate and illustrate the book’s text.

Book reviewer (and avid numismatist) Tim Gossett reviews Life in Year One along with Brian McLaren’s new book A New Kind of Christianity on his progressive Christian education and ministry site Different Voice.

Here’s a snippet:

I love books that help me to gain a greater sense of perspective, and I have come to believe that a growing sense of perspective is a mark of a progressive Christian…. I have rarely felt so engaged when reading about this period. The chapter on money, for example, (a topic I’ve read a LOT about since my hobby is collecting first century coinage) was the single-best treatment of this subject I’ve come across, but every chapter expanded my sense of perspective and ability to put the biblical texts in a wider context. You’ll end each chapter very thankful you don’t live in that time and place (especially after reading his chapter on health. Yikes!) I think it would be a lot of fun to read this book with a group, especially if the leader could pull in relevant biblical texts to illuminate and illustrate the book’s text.
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