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    What I am Reading

    Last Month Completed Reading:

    The Courage to Be Protestant: Truth Lovers, Marketers, and Emergents in the Postmodern World
    David F. Wells (Author)

    Law of Perfect Freedom: Relating to God and Others Through the Ten Commandments
    by Michael Horton

    Surprised by Hope: Rethinking Heaven, the Resurrection, and the Mission of the Church by N.T. Wright

    Why We're Not Emergent (By Two Guys Who Should Be)
    by Kevin DeYoung & Ted Kluck

    Currently Reading
    The Apostolic Fathers: Greek Texts and English Translations
    Michael W. Holmes (Author & Translator)

    The Fear of God by John Bunyan (we are going through this in our men's group)

    Posted by John on May 15, 2008 12:59 PM



    What did you think of David Well's book and did it have any interaction with differences between Catholic doctrine and Protestant doctrine?


    Hi Alan

    Well's book is one of the best I have read in a long time. It did not interact at all with RCC as far as I remember. It focused more about the various strains of evangelicalism - reformed, seeker and emergent and showed how the later two have veered away from historic Protestantism as religions from below (man reaching to God) and opposed to a religion from above (God coming to man to save him) .

    If you have not read this yet, here is a short excerpt:

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