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Banned Questions About Jesus Paperback – June 30, 2011
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Though designed as a book that might be used in a college or Sunday-School class, I found it a rather fascinating read-through. The staff of commentators represent diverse but well-thought-out opinions and the the book is peppered with hip and interesting little quotes from sources as diverse as "The Life of Brian."
A potential reader might be curious about bias, and the book slants intellectual and liberal as might be expected from the title. That being said, within that framework, the opinions are quite diverse and represent everything from what might be considered "moderate evangelical" to "classical liberal" and even "progressive" as well as "none-of-the-above."
This book is a refreshing contribution that needed to be written - so much that is out there seems so watered-down and canned. This book will encourage thought and a serious faith.
The last pages of the book contain a sort-of "God personality survey" which allows the reader(s) to engage in a hands-on exploration of his/her image of God and thus themselves. A nice final touch is that all the contributors took the test and provided their scores for comparison. I love this idea of full disclosure. Honesty man! But seriously, this book was right down my alley as Psychology Professor, Sunday School teacher, and father of a teenager. Highly recommended.
Some of my favorite quotes from this book:
"I do not at all understand the mystery of grace... only that it meets us where we are but does not leave us where it found us".Read more ›
In this book, which focuses on questions concerning Jesus, Piatt and friends follow the same format first used in the book Banned Questions of the Bible. A question is posed and several possible answers are provided. Some questions receive more responses than others, but generally there are three to four answers. In addition there are lists of Scripture references, suggestions for further reading, followed by questions that can be used for personal contemplation or even better group discussion. Being that this is a rather creative team, the fifty questions/answers are followed by a section wherein the contributors introduce themselves.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Questions are good but I found descriptions of commentators backgrounds unhelpful and distracting.Published 11 months ago by David Schindler
Haven't finished reading it. It is only questions and answers and opinions from a few people. I thought there would be more to it.Published 14 months ago by Robin Hoffman
Just finished reading this book today. I found that I didn't agree with a significant percentage of the viewed contained therein (but that being a minority), but that's what made... Read morePublished on November 15, 2012 by Amazon Customer
A well written book with a lot of thought provoking ideas and perspectives. A real joy to read. Recommend to readers who are open minded and asking questions about Jesus and the... Read morePublished on November 3, 2012 by Jessica Niehaus
When I originally ordered the sample of this book, I also ordered the sample of Banned Questions about the Bible. Read morePublished on October 3, 2012 by GreggyDeth
I found that the questions and the follow-up discussion questions posed in this book are very good. However, the book is very much slanted left or liberal. Read morePublished on August 19, 2012 by Spot