Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Dare to Drop the Pose - Book Review

Dare to Drop the Pose (Ten Things Christians Think but Are Afraid to Say) by Craig Groeschel is a republished version of Confessions of a Pastor.  I think the earlier title is the more accurate one as far as describing the book.  Pulling out the main points he is TRYING to make leaves the reader with the following:

Some Christians are hypocritical;
It is difficult to remain sexually pure as defined by the Bible;
It can be hard to be a Christian in today's world; 
It is normal to sometimes doubt God; 
Most people are afraid of failure.

These are not difficult concepts, but Groeschel spends the whole book trying to tell us what a rotten Christian he has been simply because he is human like the rest of us.  He talks himself down in an effort to talk us up.  I understand what he was trying to do, but was left more with a mild dislike of him as a person instead of being encouraged that "if he can do it, so can I".  There are much better books out there - I wouldn't waste your time.

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