Friday, August 30, 2013

Book Review: When Bad Christians Happen to Good People

When Bad Christians Happen to Good People
Dave Burchett

I was intrigued by this book from the moment I read the title. We've all met those "bad Christians" that Burchett is talking about. If you haven't met them, you might want to stop and consider the possibility that you yourself are one of them. The world around us often seems to have a pretty unfavorable view of Chrsitians, and we have to admit that it's not totlaly undeserved.

Sound like Burchett doesn't like organized religion, right? Wrong. This book is a passionate plea for Christians to start thinking about how the way they interact with the world around them affects the view people have of the church. This book is a rousing defnese of Christianity and of the Church and a call for Christians to start walking the walk in the way that Jesus did.

The author asks if we are giving grace, even when it's costly. Are we friendly? Do we have friends who aren't "part of the club?" Are we spending our time on things that are important to Jesus? Do we have unconfessed racial issues? Are we both forgiving and willint to admit wrongs and ask forgiveness? The list goes on.

With a study guide in the back, this book would be a great resource for a small group, as well as an individual.

I was provided a copy of this book by the publisher so I could review it. This is my honest opinion on the book, though.


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