Thursday, July 30, 2009

Review ~ Religion Saves

When I started reading this book, I wasn't sure what to expect. Within the first few pages though, I knew I was in for a mind-shifting, life-altering experience. So many of the chapters rocked me to my core and made me really reconsider things. As soon as I was finished, I had my husband read the book so that we could discuss it together. This book is absolutely a conversation starter!

Mark Driscoll's writing style and sense of humor were a huge draw for both my husband and I. We found his voice easy to relate to and it kept us involved. I will admit there were some sections that were more facts and less of Driscoll's voice that were a little dry. However, that didn't take away from the overall enjoyment and knowledge gained. And some day we hope to make a trip to Mars Hill Church, because we'd love to hear Pastor Mark in person.

About the book: Religion Saves: And Nine Other Misconceptions

After 343,203 online votes on the Mars Hill Church website, nine questions for Pastor Mark Driscoll emerged as the ones most urgently calling for answers.

Inspired by 1 Corinthians, in which Paul answers a series of questions posed by the people in the Corinthian church, Pastor Mark Driscoll set out to determine the most controversial questions among visitors to the Mars Hill Church website. In the end, 893 questions were asked and 343,203 votes were cast. The top nine questions are now each answered in a chapter of Religion Saves.

After an introductory chapter devoted to the misconception that religion is what saves us, Driscoll tackles nine issues: birth control, humor, predestination, grace, sexual sin, faith and works, dating, the emerging church, and the regulative principle. Because the purpose of this book is to address commonly asked questions, all readers will find relevant, engaging material, written in Driscoll's distinctively edgy, yet theologically sound style.

In his distinctively edgy, yet theologically sound style, Pastor Mark Driscoll addresses the nine most controversial questions posed by visitors to the Mars Hill Church website. This book is part of the Re:Lit series.

Buy the book here.
About the author:

Meet Pastor Mark!

Mark Driscoll is the founding pastor of Mars Hill Church in Seattle, one of the fastest-growing churches in America. He is president of the Acts 29 Church Planting Network and is the author of several books, including Vintage Jesus.

Pastor Mark preaches on Sunday, trains pastors, and writes curriculum. Mark is married to his high school sweetheart, Grace, and they enjoy raising their three sons and two daughters. More about Mark here!

Link to read and/or listen to an excerpt

Read the other blog tour reviews here.


Leah S. 7:38 PM  

Oh yay! Im so excited that you are drawing attention to this book! We are big fans of Mars Hill Church and Pastor Mark! I just put up a link to two of his sermons. Do you guys watch any of the sermons online? I recommend them. My husb and I really enjoyed the Peasant Princess Series. Thanks!

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