By Robert M. Price
Pastor Rick Warren’s The Purpose-Driven existence has been either a commercially winning top vendor and a largely influential publication within the Christian group. As a rejoinder to the fundamentalist assumptions of Warren’s ebook, Robert cost, a biblical pupil, a member of the Jesus Seminar, and a former liberal Baptist pastor, deals this witty, considerate, and distinctive critique. Following the concise forty-chapter constitution of Warren’s ebook, Price’s point-counterpoint strategy emphasizes the significance of cause in figuring out life’s realities instead of Warren’s devotional viewpoint.
Price, who used to be a born-again Christian in his formative years, is in a distinct place to provide an appreciation of the knowledge that Warren stocks whereas while demanding a lot of his details. specifically, rate takes factor with Warren’s use of diverse scriptural quotations, demonstrating what number of them have little to do with the issues Warren is making an attempt to make. a tremendous component of the publication indicates that the preferred evangelical inspiration of "a own dating with Jesus Christ" is totally with none scriptural basis.
Besides feedback, cost additionally presents many persuasive arguments for using cause as a device for constructing ethical adulthood and an clever, practical standpoint on life’s highs and lows. finally, the reason-driven existence bargains a more fit, replacement method of knowledge and motivation, says expense, than the simplistic solutions and feel-good emotionalism on the center of Warren’s prescription for all times.
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