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Why Can't I Just Be a Christian?

Parakeets make delightful pets. We cage them or clip their wings to keep them where we want them. Scot McKnight contends that many, conservatives and liberals alike, attempt the same thing with the Bible. We all try to tame it.McKnight's The Blue Parakeet has emerged at the perfect time to cool the flames of a world on fire with contention and controversy. It calls Christians to a way to read the Bible that leads beyond old debates and denominational battles. It calls Christians to stop taming the Bible and to let it speak anew for a new generation.

In his books The Jesus Creed and Embracing Grace, Scot McKnight established himself as one of America's finest Christian thinkers, an author to be reckoned with.

In The Blue Parakeet, McKnight again touches the hearts and minds of today's Christians, this time challenging them to rethink how to read the Bible, not just to puzzle it together into some systematic theology but to see it as a Story that we're summoned to enter and to carry forward in our day.

In his own inimitable style, McKnight sets traditional and liberal Christianity on its ear, leaving readers equipped, encouraged, and emboldened to be the people of faith they long to be.

©2008 Scot McKnight (P)2011 Zondervan

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  • Zachary
  • SMYRNA, TN, United States
  • 01-31-15

A welcomed word... So needed

This book has captured a long sought after message and "how to" that I have felt for so long. Thanks for masterfully putting this into words.

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Thought provoking

This book challenged me to think in new ways about how to read the Bible. I've spent time studying the overall story of the Bible, but Professor McKnight's description of Wiki-Stories adds a new layer to that analysis/understanding.

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Fresh look at reading and understanding your Bible

Scot McKnight offers a helpful and contemporary way of reading interpreting the Bible. I found this perspective to be fresh and inviting. He addresses several concerns within the Church today that have plagued us with problems because of how we interpret the biblical narrative. This book is very fitting for seminary students to the average person wanting to learn how to read and understand their Bible more effectively today.

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  • Robert
  • LAKELAND, FL, United States
  • 01-07-13

Eye opening

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Definetly would recommend this book to a friend. The book has change the way I read and apply the Bible. Scot uses some great examples to show how the Bible is and was typically read and interpreted now and in the past. Many touchy subjects are brought up but Scot leaves most of the final decisions up to the reader, while providing guidance on interpretation.

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