Thursday, February 3, 2005

And the Shofar Blew

Definitely a page-turner! I have read most of Francine Rivers' books and they are all so good. I could really relate to this one. Here's a quote from the book I thought was especially good:

"[The pastor] had softened his message. He no longer taught the foundational classes. His sermons brushed over the gospel and zeroed in on the good life in Christ. He'd forgotten that God wanted followers to live a godly life. That called for obedience, and sometimes meant suffering and sacrifice. The heart had to change before a life changed, before one experienced the bounteous joy that came from a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, an indwelling of the Holy Spirit, a complete soul overhaul."

It is sad, but I see that a lot in "Christian" circles these days...

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