Tyndale HouseHoly Fools: Following Jesus with Reckless Abandon
* Join Pastor Woodley's band of religious radicals---including Jesus and the desert fathers---and give your spiritual life a jolt! You'll see how the ancient practice of "holy folly" combined humor, irony, discipline, surprise, radical compassion, and passionate faith to change the world long ago---and can do the same again. Includes discussion questions. 190 pages, hardcover from Tyndale.
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Review 1 for Holy Fools: Following Jesus with Reckless Abandon
Read w/mind focus of What am I doing for Christ?
Date:November 28, 2011
Started with the middle of the book "Train like an athlete" and this captivated my attention. Am I training as an athlete in response to my Christian life? Do I train until it hurts? Do I encourage others to train with me? Pray like a Hermit was a challenge to any Christian who claims to have an active prayer life. Would highly recommend. As with any book, don't throw the baby out with the bathwater. Open your mind to examine how you are "drawing all men to me" meaning your life in Christ. Do you live a life that is non-judgmental? Attractive to those who have no joy or happiness in their life? This book will challenge you to examine your walk with our living Christ who died for our freedom from sin.
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Review 2 for Holy Fools: Following Jesus with Reckless Abandon
Date:December 13, 2010
This book looks attractive enough, and at first glance it captivates, but with closer examination a web of deception appears. Rather than pictured as the reflection and express image of God, Jesus is painted with a brush that makes Him appear radical and wild, a disturbing and contrary counterfeit to the God-man who laid down His life and shed His precious blood for our sins. The author refers to the "desert fathers"( a mystical band of monastic monks), and contemplative spirituality (New Age panantheism), that has it's roots in the far east. The author frequently quotes several known practitioners of this self centered worldview. It is dangerous to undiscerning Christians especially younger adults and teens who may not be grounded in the truth of the gospel.