Friday, April 24, 2009
Ten Dumb Things Smart Christians Believe by Larry Osborne
Just Because “Everyone Believes It”
Doesn’t Make It True
People don’t set out to build their faith upon myths and spiritual urban legends. But somehow such falsehoods keep showing up in the way that many Christians think about life and God. These goofy ideas and beliefs are assumed by millions to be rock-solid truth . . . until life proves they’re not. The sad result is often a spiritual disaster—confusion, feelings of betrayal, a distrust of Scripture, loss of faith, anger toward both the church and God.
But it doesn’t have to be so. In this delightfully personal and practical book, Ten Dumb Things Smart Christians Believe, respected Bible teacher Larry Osborne confronts ten widely held beliefs that are both dumb and dangerous. Beliefs like these:
• Faith can fix anything
• Christians shouldn’t judge
• Forgiving means forgetting
• Everything happens for a reason
• A godly home guarantees good kids
Larry Osborne is a teaching pastor at North Coast Church in Vista, California, a fellowship of more than seven thousand people that features multiple campuses and offers more than twenty worship services each weekend. Recognized as one of America’s most innovative pastors, Larry’s previous book with Multnomah is titled Spirituality for the Rest of Us: A Down-to-Earth Guide to Knowing God. He holds two advanced degrees from Talbot Theological Seminary and lives with his wife, Nancy, in Oceanside.