Are you your own harshest critic? Do judgmental Christians sap your assurance? Affirming that our Creator views us as infinitely worthwhile and lovable, Boyd calls us to move beyond a self-centered, fearful existence to rich, Christ-centered living. If you've ever questioned the reality of divine love, you'll be transformed by seeing how God looks at your life! 208 pages, softcover from Baker.
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Review 1 for Repenting of Religion
Date:October 18, 2009
A really challenging reading, not lacking some healthy provocation, that dares confront the self righteousness that threatens and too often poisons evangelical christianity.Even though some affirmations are too simplistic, I have been deeply moved by most of what Gregory Boyds tries to transmit : is love the central motive of my life, is God the center, or is my sinning tendency to play God myself, by judging others, holding the wheel?This books scratches us where it hurts and, even if one does not follow G. Boyd in all his ideas, I do consider that this book is a "must read" one. I am glad that it was written : as an evangelical pastor myself, I think that there is something "prophetical" in the call that this author adresses to the church and to us evangelicals. We must progress and love as God loves, leaving God on the divine throne of judgement.
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Review 2 for Repenting of Religion
Date:June 20, 2007
The questions which plagued me were, "How do we separate God from religion." and "How to emmerse ourselves in the power of His resurrection." This book answers these questions. Gregory Boyd has given a view of the power of His resurrection by focusing on His highest commandment. Love God and others as yourself. He has explained how to emmerse ourselves with a deeper attitude of love towards humanity, and in doing so, we need to spiritually and mentally separate ourselves from religious politics and laws which have desensitized our souls. The reading is interesting if you are wanting to refresh and deepen your relationship with God and his people.