Let me be clear, from what I've read, there's was nothing "unbiblical" or "theologically incorrect" in the book. - AT least from what I read. It was just really hard to read. Again, the language wasn't difficult or complex, it just didn't ever capture or keep my attention. There were parts that were interesting. For example, I really liked this quote:
"Getting the church right is so important. The church is God's world-changing social experiment of bringing unlikes and differents to the table to share life with one another as a new kind of family. When this happens, we show the world what love, justice, peace, reconciliation, and life together are designed by God to be. The church is God's show-and-tell for the world to see how God wants us to live as a family."The beginning of the book was interesting - although his analogies of the church as a salad bowl and a tomato were a bit distracting. But he did a good job of pointing out how we tend to congregate with "people like us" and exclude people who are different and how dangerous this can be. But I lost interest about one-third to halfway through the book. It seemed very redundant. It just seemed as if he could have made his points in a much shorter book. Again, my complaints with this book weren't necessarily theological. That's why it so hard to write this review. It may just be a personality clash. Someone else may absolutely LOVE Mr. McKnight's writing. But, for me, I felt this topic could have been handled much better.
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