Monday, February 11, 2013

Review: The Briarpatch Gospel: Fearlessly Following Jesus into the Thorny Places by Shayne Wheeler



Review: The Briarpatch Gospel: Fearlessly Following Jesus into the Thorny Places
Shayne Wheeler
Tyndale Publishing House
2013

A delight to read, but it isn’t fluff.  Wheeler engages the reader from the first page.  I found myself nodding in agreement, most of the time, with all he had to say.  This man knows how to communicate some serious stuff in ways that make you want to keep reading.  Even better he can inspire the reader to action related to the serious stuff.  

So what is the book about?  His experience and advice on entering the world of those least likely to show up in your church on Sunday morning including the courage to face your own prejudices and fears.  That’s all.  Told you it wasn’t fluff. 

What’s not to like here?  I can’t think of anything.  I would love to use this book for my small group.  That’s how much I like this book.  The publisher included discussion questions for just that sort of use, too.  

It is good to see more and more of this type of publishing appearing on the market.  A gentle encouragement for the reader as well as a subtle challenge.  I do recommend this book highly.

This book was provided by Tyndale Publishing in exchange for this review.

2 comments:

  1. Sounds like an interesting book. Thanks for your thoughts and the review.

    BTW-I am holding 5 book giveaways at my site this week if you are interested in stopping over. Hope you have a great weekend!

    Diane :O)
    www.dianeestrella.com

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  2. Thanks for stopping by. Yes, it is a good one.

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