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And, whether looking up close or standing way back, we must always keep our balance.
Sparks argues that just as God's good creation is marred by the fall, so is God's good word marred by the human author's falleness.
Spark's work is much more a constructive theology of the Bible rather than a wrecking-ball.
Protestantism in general and Evangelicalism in particular is in dire straits, although many fail to recognize this (presumably because they prefer to focus on short-term and/or... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Ole Jørgen Anfindsen
This book offers a really helpful perspective on Bible interpretation. I only wish the author had spent a little time giving examples of how he himself interprets the most... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Kristen Rosser
A while back I read "God's Word in Human Words" by Kenton Sparks. "Sacred Word, Broken Word" was a refreshing summary and more readable popular-level book about... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Jeremy Myers - Writing at RedeemingGod
This volume takes a refreshing and honest look at the Bible. This I find very helpful even for African theologians who need a massive rethink towards building a truely honest and... Read morePublished 13 months ago by Mungete Chinkumbi
This book helped me get past my fear that my frustration with the Bible made me a bad Christian, and become more open to seeing it in a new light. Read morePublished 14 months ago by H. Roach
Every chapter a light bulb went off in my mind. Needless to say this book was challenging in a great way.Published 19 months ago by Lisa B
Of course after reading the heading any new Christian is going to want to read the book. Sparks will certainly challenge one's faith in scripture but I think it will potentially... Read morePublished 19 months ago by Mathew Kramm
Finally! Someone who thoroughly muddles up the "clarity" of scripture! Respect for the bible as what it is instead of what our broken minds have made it. Biblicists beware!Published 19 months ago by cool
Kenton Spark's "Sacred Word, Broken Word" is a trenchant work of theology that should be read by Christians of all stripes, whether evangelical inerrantists or progressive... Read morePublished on October 23, 2012 by H.E. Pennypacker