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I recently bought Vice Versus by Switchfoot and love it. Serious themes are dealt with well and laid bare are many struggles that Christians are unwilling to square their beliefs with. I thought to myself, "I would guess the father of the dudes who play such raw music would himself be authentic and willing to wrestle with the questions that have plagued Christianity over the last few years, especially with a title like this. Boy was I wrong.
No offense, Mark, but I should not have held out hope that you were a chip off the old block of the Calvary Church denomination. This work reminded me of the difficulties I had with the otherworldly priorities of Christianity and what forced me off the boat. People are longing for Wholeness now. I think that is what Jesus came to give people. But the way you presented it in this book turns his whole message into should's, must's and shall's in order to "glorify God and enjoy him forever. That's not the stuff that makes people come alive.
The writer's experience was intriguing; I'd like to take the journey with him again.
Jesus is the subject; how he would have us live is the message.
His reading was somewhat monotone and same paced.
Loving your neighbor as yourself
"Buy this and begin to live!"
Rarely have I listened to a book twice... but this one will stay on my ipod to remind me of many of the things that I opened my mind to when listening to it. Mark Foreman writes from his heart and with great clarity... I am always trying to work out how to connect all the bits of my life, and his writing helped me tremendously with this ongoing project! I also discovered a great band, so coming across this book was truly a positive experience. Thanks Mark
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