Monday, August 18, 2008
The Heart of Christianity by Marcus J. Borg
I almost put this book down after only 32 pages. Borg tries to get you to deconstruct & redo your thinking about major foundations of the Christian faith. But, to suggest changing your thoughts about key points like God and the Bible is just pushing it too far, in my opinion.
I originally picked up this book because I’d heard that Borg was deeply entrenched in the “emerging church” conversation, and I had to see for myself. Now I’m convinced.
There were a few good points/truths that I took from the book, so it wasn’t a complete waste of my time. But, overall, it’s not a book that I’d recommend to anyone.