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#1 mikevailrules

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Posted 30 March 2010 - 06:47 AM

anyone else read it?
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I don't get it

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Posted 30 March 2010 - 01:10 PM

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I still have no idea what's going on....


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Posted 30 March 2010 - 04:34 PM

anyone else read it?


I did. Very interesting take on Faith. My wife is in seminary and her best friend who is a minister gave it to me as a gift. I was very reluctant to read it but couldn't put it down once I started.

It's easy to knock a book of this subject matter, but whatever. It answers a lot of questions people have about God and faith. Like, why is there so much evil in the world, etc.

What's your take, mvr?
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Posted 31 March 2010 - 08:50 PM

I did. Very interesting take on Faith. My wife is in seminary and her best friend who is a minister gave it to me as a gift. I was very reluctant to read it but couldn't put it down once I started.

It's easy to knock a book of this subject matter, but whatever. It answers a lot of questions people have about God and faith. Like, why is there so much evil in the world, etc.

What's your take, mvr?


powerful stuff. made me tear up a few times. It did venture into hokey on occasion, but I thought it was honest, full of humor and actually accessible. It took a stand. i read it very quickly, but i'm certain I'll read it again or at least refer back to it
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I don't get it

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Posted 31 March 2010 - 08:56 PM

powerful stuff. made me tear up a few times. It did venture into hokey on occasion, but I thought it was honest, full of humor and actually accessible. It took a stand. i read it very quickly, but i'm certain I'll read it again or at least refer back to it

I agree. I think people will write it off as hokey Christian lit without giving it a chance. You need an open mind to read it and enjoy it. And without getting political, I think this book shows that many people who feel like they are open-minded, enlighened, etc, are not so much.
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Posted 01 April 2010 - 08:11 AM

I agree. I think people will write it off as hokey Christian lit without giving it a chance. You need an open mind to read it and enjoy it. And without getting political, I think this book shows that many people who feel like they are open-minded, enlighened, etc, are not so much.


i went into it wanting to hate it, and wanting to be able to pan and ridicule it when i discussed it with my mackeral-snapper friends over drinks.

i couldn't. it was rewarding. i haven't really changed my mind about anything, but reading it pointed out some shortcomings i have in the areas of forgiveness, and faith. that doesn't mean i think i'm wrong about anything, or that i feel i have things i need to address in my life, but the book made me think. in an era when so few do- that's the supreme compliment
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Posted 01 April 2010 - 12:12 PM

i went into it wanting to hate it, and wanting to be able to pan and ridicule it when i discussed it with my mackeral-snapper friends over drinks.

i couldn't. it was rewarding. i haven't really changed my mind about anything, but reading it pointed out some shortcomings i have in the areas of forgiveness, and faith. that doesn't mean i think i'm wrong about anything, or that i feel i have things i need to address in my life, but the book made me think. in an era when so few do- that's the supreme compliment


Wow, thanks for being so refreshingly honest about it. Most people wouldn't admit that they were won over. Our little mvr is growing up right before our eyes.
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Posted 01 April 2010 - 12:54 PM

Wow, thanks for being so refreshingly honest about it. Most people wouldn't admit that they were won over. Our little mvr is growing up right before our eyes.


yeah, i know. curse you for making me be genuine on here. time to get back to the schtick
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Posted 20 April 2010 - 11:36 AM

Hmmm....my wife read this and suggested I read it, which I passed. May have to reconsider now....
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Posted 20 April 2010 - 04:30 PM

Hmmm....my wife read this and suggested I read it, which I passed. May have to reconsider now....


Don't worry about the book trying to make you born again or anything. There's no prosleytizing or anything. It's a good read separate from all the religious stuff. But having questions about faith and God makes it all the better.
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