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10 Sacred Cows in Christianity That Need to be Tipped Paperback – August 14, 2013
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Top Customer Reviews
For anyone who has struggled with the direction of modern churches, this book points squarely at the issues that are impacting the church today. I found myself nodding as I was reading. Moore brings out many aspects of how "church" is interpreted today that ultimately leads to a "please me"-type of church experience that leaves little to no room for the "cost of discipleship," to steal a Bonhoeffer title.
This is a brief book, which makes it a good lunchtime read. It was an easy read, and like I said, I found myself agreeing with most of Moore's points. However, I missed a deeper inspection on the topics raised. I missed thoughts on how to bring about change in a church that is heading down this path. I found myself finishing and feeling unsatisfied.
Having said this, many people may have never even paused to think of why some of the current trends in our churches are truly spiritually dangerous, and with that in mind, Moore's book allows brothers and sisters in Christ to see what they may have not noticed themselves fully yet.
For those who are on the cusp of such a discovery, this book will tip you over to where you will take a stand for less entertainment and more Christ.
The major points of 10 Sacred Cows are very basic and not well-developed. Mr. Moore is very repetitive throughout the book. He states that the book is about 3,000 words in length; being that short, it's obvious when he uses overlapping ideas and arguments. Positively, he does cite many Bible verses, but he does not explain how those verses support his argument. Some of the supporting verses are obvious in their connection to his statements, but some are not. He assumes a Christian audience with knowledge of the scriptures and an understanding of the gospel. In today's Christian world, neither of these premises can be assumed.
Mr. Moore uses poorly constructed, and at times confusing, sentences with improper punctuation or word usage. He starts off 4 of his 10 chapters with the words, 'There is'. This structure is weak, passive, and does not provide a strong foundation for his arguments. Mr.Read more ›
There is much more that could have been said, and many more cows that could have been listed, every church or group will have their individual struggles, this is a good over view and 30,000 foot view of the issues that face many churches. Too long we have had the worship wars, battled over being fed and pressured Pastors to be better, churches to get bigger and things to be more professional and not focused on God and giving Him the praise. Jared puts the focus where the focus belongs.
This book won't solve all your church's issue, but this is a great spot to begin. I would recommend getting this book for your entire leadership team and going over each chapter together and fleshing it out for your individual context. It will be a blessing to open up and making sure you keep the focus where it belongs. I do wish Jared would have unpacked some of the issues a little more, there could have been so much more written. I understand why he left it the way that he did and didn't get too deep into it.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Short simple and to the point. I am use to more meat on a subject however it does serve as a reminder of some of the things we need to let go of in the churchPublished 11 months ago by Leonard L. Edloe
I agree with most of the things the author wrote in this book but for the amount content, I think it shouldn't cost more than a dollar. Very tiny book. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Jacquelyn Johnson
I loved it and agreed with all of its "sacred cows" points.
This book is 34 pages; that being said I doubt that the Author intended for this to be a book that was... Read more
Thought provoking ideas of our cultural Christianity. I would like to see the theme developed a bit more in a second edition.Published on March 7, 2014 by Thomas
could have been a little longer. It doesn't seem convincing when 10 really sacred cows can be dispensed of in such a short book (essay)!Published on January 10, 2014 by Zeddie R. Dyess
Nothing profound but well articulated and very concise treatment of the minor issues that if allowed to become major issues become decisive issues.Published on December 30, 2013 by Ed H
Weak writing. Used short, generalized descriptions of what he believes some contemporary churches to be like to prove his point. Cited no specific examples, only conjecture. Read morePublished on December 29, 2013 by Fred Shackelford