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The Fine Line: Re-envisioning the Gap between Christ and Culture Paperback – December 21, 2008
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It's a book about relevancy. How can we live in the world and not be of the world. The book covers a lot of ground in a very short space. He writes quick and to the point. For you visual learners out there, he makes use of several good diagrams of the information he's presenting. (I remember him doing that years ago, too.)
I'm always nervous when I hear about a book on relevancy. Most of what is out there is about how to be culturally savvy. How to watch movies, TV, use the internet, listen to music and do everything the world does in order to "reach" them. Kary doesn't do this. He says this is the polar opposite of how we should strive to be relevant to the world. It is not about doing what is hip at the time it is about two simple things: Love for God and love for man.
He does this by first giving us some basic groups within Christianity, people he calls Separatists and Conformists. Separatists are law-following and world-hating people who become irrelevant because they refuse to speak to others where they are. Conformists are world-loving and law-abusing people who become irrelevant because they refuse to stand on truth. He calls the middle ground people, the fine line people, Transformists.
By using those groups he is able to speak to people on both sides of the fence. People like me who lean on the Separatist side and others who lean on the Conformist side. He breaks it down for both of us by telling us what it means to be relevant is to simply follow Christ.Read more ›
Kary through the power of Christ captures this essence in this book it is a must read!!!!
If you're looking for a paradigm from which to develop a healthy culture of kingdom-bearers in your church or life, this book is a must read.
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The book started out really well. In my opinion, it's hard to go wrong when you start with Adam and Eve. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Martin Pierce, author of Return to Genesis
I heard him in an interview and was under the impression the book was about how to evangelize. It just wasnt biblically sound to me. He says that its legalistic to pray over food. Read morePublished on May 12, 2014 by c c mc qude
This book came in great shape and in a reasonable amount of time. The book had lots of information in it and some challenges for Christians and their churches. Read morePublished on February 16, 2013 by Amazon Customer
Very helpful for getting out of the Separatist or Conformist camps and walking the fine line between loving God and loving people without leaning too far one way. Read morePublished on October 31, 2010 by Richard Kappel
I am a fan of Frank Damazio's writings and I believe it is in one of his books he made reference to the the fine line and immediately I knew that it was going to be an adventure. Read morePublished on December 14, 2009 by Selwyn A. Brathwaite
Kary delivers a life-changing message that challenged me at my very core. I can't recommend this book highly enough for people who are earnestly seeking how to live out a truly... Read morePublished on November 6, 2009 by S. Pike
Kary Oberbrunner's book The Fine Line provides thought provoking material on what it means to be a Christian in today's culture. Read morePublished on September 23, 2009 by Summer G. Avey
This book was AMAZING I recommended it to everyone I knew, and they said the same. Great job Kary!Published on September 23, 2009 by R. Richer
Wow, thank you for making me think about this. very challenging to my world view and this has left me thinking and doing more thinking.... Read morePublished on September 23, 2009 by Rod Harris