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Larry Osborne is a teaching pastor at North Coast Church in northern San Diego County. North Coast is widely recognized as one of the most influential and innovative churches in America. Osborne speaks extensively on the subjects of leadership and spiritual formation. His books include Sticky Teams, Sticky Church, 10 Dumb Things Smart Christians Believe, and Spirituality for the Rest of Us. He and his wife, Nancy, live in Oceanside, California.
I just finished reading this book for the second time and have recommended it over and over again.
If we're only doing things because we think we "should", or because we feel like others "expect" us to, then those things become to us like the rules of the Pharisees.
So, recognizing the ways we judge gives us the freedom to get out from under the heaviness of judgement and love others the way Jesus calls us to love them.
A helpful medicine for extremes we are again seeing in the lives of young evangelicals.Published 5 days ago by Doyle Peyton
Nobody wants to think of themselves as a Pharisee. Jesus told his followers to beware of the Yeast of the Pharisees and other leaders of his days. Dr. Read morePublished 20 days ago by Ken Sayers
I saw myself at every turn. We all try to be "good" often at the expense of others. Great insight into the heart of God!Published 25 days ago by tilly
This book has numerous contradictions, but the greatest issue is misrepresenting the Pharisees. As Pastor Osborne points out, the people of the day thought the Pharisees were... Read morePublished 27 days ago by Becky
We.all.have a little Pharisee in us albeit accidental or not it is still a Pharisee nonetheless. This book is eye opening refreshingly direct and applicable for Christians in all... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Jeremiah Campbell
Very good, especially for those like me who like to 'get the details right'.
A about to re-read the parts I highlighted (on my Kindle)
Great book that will (should) make you see yourself as you are. I know that's what it did for me.Published 1 month ago by Joel R. Geer
If you want to discern the difference between being "religious" and being Christ-like, this is the book for you. Very convicting.Published 1 month ago by Kim Wickliffe