- File Size: 924 KB
- Print Length: 56 pages
- Publication Date: November 25, 2012
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00ADSNP8I
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,697,916 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Wishful Preaching: Things I Wish I'd Said from the Pulpit Kindle Edition
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But after downloading the text, I quickly learned that my concerns were all wrong. After all, this was Kim Williams, writing to me as though we were sitting over a cup of coffee and he were sharing his latest insights and observations. In other words, it was addictive.
The content is relevant and poignant, succinct yet deep. His observations about God and spirituality cut to the core of what is going on inside Christianity in my personal world right now and the questions and points he raises are some that have been on my mind, only in much less organized and focused formats. The walls of denominations are one area where I was relieved to see someone acknowledge the shortcomings, not of God, but of man and his constructs that try to contain God.
It's a text worth reading for anyone who wants a fresh shot of humor, observation, and insight from a man who has stood both in the pulpit and in the pews. Well done. Now, when does the sequel come out?
From short stories that play on words, to mysteries that don't make sense and may never, to ponderings and wonderings about how and when God shows up - Kim's book wraps up faith in a big blanket and lays out the picnic where we and God cross paths. With snark and humor, he calls out the religous, takes no time for those who think they have it all together (WWJD???) and questions your finest committee - all to question the heart's real motives and ultimately to see God show up.
Sit down for Sunday pot roast, send this to a few friends, support a charity and have a slow Sunday remembering what it's really all about.
This book is different, and quite often delightful. Who could fail to sport at least a wry smile at the writer's then-four-year-old nephew as he offers his very own spin on saying grace: "God is grape, God is good. Let us spank him for our food"? Kim's perspective on communion (and Communion) with God is similarly unusual and decidedly fresh: he compares it to baking bread. God meets us where we are, we add what we have brought, and so do others. God does the same, and "when all of this gets 'baked' together by the Divine," wonderful things happen.
One of them, it seems, is this little book.