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This book overwhelms with typos I know this has nothing to do with content or nything important really but if you re like me it s really distracting Moving on For most of us being Christian has meant holding Christian ideas in our heads Christianity is just view Schätze Aus Dem Musée Picasso, Paris a worldview by which we judge everything else Sure these ideaslso serve Letters to Rollins as rulesnd shape some of our behavior but for the most part we live the typical middle class life with Britain, Europe And The Third World all its worriesctivities Scotland Yard and ritualsll the things Jesus warned us gainst p 9The Way of Weakness God has chosen the weak things of the world to put to shame the things which re mighty I Cor 127 The way of weakness isn t just being kind to the poor It isn t charity It is identification It is being united with the poor Unverified: A Novel as Jesus was p 29 I don t know what it looks like with family including very small children but I m willing to hear The Way of Renunciation Richard Rohr s 3 Ps power prestige possessions Jesus spends lmost ll his time talking UFO Crash at Roswell: The Genesis of a Modern Myth about these three things Not sexual sins which is what we like to be concernedbout The Way of Deliverance We like our worldview because it permits us to think Peig: The Autobiography of Peig Sayers of the Great Blasket Island all the right thoughts without having to deal withnything other than our own personal sins God desires mercy Löwen wecken and not sacrifice Purend undefiled religion before God Fathers and Sons: Roads Classics and the Father is this to visit orphansnd widows in their trouble nd to keep oneself unspotted from the world An bsurd statement bout Harriet Tubman um do you ctually know Hôtel étrange, l'hiver au printemps anythingbout her Give me Wilberforce thank you very muchThe Way of Sharing When you give Deadly! a dinner or supper do not The Spirit Master ask your friends your brothers your relatives nor rich neighbors But when you give feast invite the poor the maimed the lame the blind Luke 1412 13 Discussion of Half Give half of what you have I see that the idea of giving way half is vaguely there sure but I m not sure it s supported uite s strongly Anything But Neutral About Going (Carbon) Neutral as I had hoped it would be I m still listening but not necessarily tracking like I had been previously The Way of Enemy Love Here we go There s lot of good stuff here But there s Peppermint, Vol. 02 a noticeable lack of defining terms whichgain makes it hard for me to be fully convinced Define love for me If love means treating someone lawfully from the heart then love your enemies will mean something different than if love means be sweet But if love means sacrifice for then this might ll be good Overcome evil with good should be our first instinct first interpersonally first interculturally nd first internationally p 80 The II Kings 6 passage was very interesting one I hadn t paid much Haunted Lafayette, Louisiana attention to before I was not totally convinced by hisrguments in this chapter though There s North Carolina Driver's Handbook a lot to thinkbout no doubt The most potent part was Priče o malim borcima a paragraph on page 95We moved fromn external code designed to prepare us for virtues of New Covenant Cardinal Patrick O'donnell, 1856 1927 adulthood Maturity is largely the shift from external rules to genuine morality ingrained in the heart Even in the New Covenant children pass through childhood of external rules nd codes until they begin to internalize God s ways nd make them their own In that time of immaturity too play violence of war games nd sports serves n important function in growing up We ll pass through the Old Covenant to get to the New But Wilderness: A Journal of Quiet Adventure in Alaska--Including Extensive Hitherto Unpublished Passages from the Original Journal at every point of childhood parents long for the Spirit to write himself on the hearts of our children Weim to move beyond the external chastisements of spankings Becoming a Police Officer: An Insider's Guide to a Career in Law Enforcement and threats in order to see them win maturity We want them to grow out of the immaturity of warThe Way of Foolishness Beware the strawmen here I m protestant reformed presbyterian etc I don t think Romans is tract The Knowledge Illusion: Why We Never Think Alone about how to get into heaven nor do I knownyone who thinks that This chapter spent Bright College Years: Inside the American Campus Today a lot of time refutingrguments I ve never heard nyone make before The Way of Community This gospel was not focused on getting into heaven It was not even focused on forgiveness of sins or tonement though they would later play into it It focused on people on Catholics, Anglicans, and Puritans: Seventeenth-Century Essays a worldwide community tied into the way of Abraham the obedience of faith God himself would side with this community He would be their Godnd they would be his people p 119 The community in Revelation fights like Jesus by swallowing up death in victory It Histoire de F�nelon, Archev�que de Cambrai, Vol. 1: Compos�e Sur Les Manuscrits Originaux (Classic Reprint) absorbs the evil of the world by eating itt Contemporary Film Theory a great supper p 121 He writes like it s God vs Mammonlways has been nd still is But no Christ dealt decisive blow lready Death has been swallowed Our government isn t n embodiment of Mammon by necessity It s the Empire God has placed us under Baby Elephant Gets Lost and we get to try our best to be faithful like Daniel was Special Blinders to the Way of the CrossSuperficial Providence This chapter seemed to throw the baby out with the bathwater Jones lays out the idea that God is in control ofll things 100 Themes de Conversation en Francais and then implies thatnyone who believes this necessarily falls into the temptation of interpreting events s showing God s pleasure or displeasure or trying to infer God s will in his own personal life He uses this point to push idea that pleasant middle class life is not sign of God s pleasure with us that in fact such life is denying the way of the cross Unconuerable Sin p 139 begins nother strawman We Street-Fighting Years: An Autobiography of the Sixties assume evenfter Jesus s sacrifice Christians The Back House Ghosts are still pretty much bound by sinLet it reignnd shape Haven: A Graphic Novel an entire politics of resignation to self interest because neither Christ nor the Spirit can overcome our personal sin As Jones would say seriously I don t believe thisnd no Christian I know believes this In spite of his dumb way of getting there I do want to Physical Basis of the Direction of Time, The. the Frontiers Collection. agree with his main pointbout communal sin Why does individual sin get to veto corporate sinPerhaps we need to deal with communal sin first or The Common Rule: Habits of Purpose for an Age of Distraction at leastt the same time p 141 This sounds well My Honorable Brother: A Thriller and good to me but what exactly is communal sin Were told that we think it might be homosexuality or bortion but he goes on to say no those we think it might be homosexuality or bortion but he goes on to say no those still technically individual sins And then we never find out what Impaired: A Nurse's Story of Addiction a real communal sin is or looks like or how to deal with one We relso led into The Forever Court (Knights of the Borrowed Dark another discussion of Romans in which he tries to claim that most reformed folks have contradiction between Romans 2 nd 3 but I don t see it nd I don t know how my view of Romans would conflict with his main point Ola Shakes It Up about communal sins I do see how my view of the depravity of man is severe than hisnd his discussion of Cornelius the virtuous nd normal sinner Jones seems to think that if we view man without Christ s totally depraved then we must necessarily get stuck thinking that we Einatmen, Ausatmen arend lways will be without hope to mature spiritually I most certainly disagree nd I think I can do so while still Lightfoot the Historian: The Nature and Role of History in the Life and Thought of J.B. Lightfoot (1828-1884) as Churchman and Scholar affirming that were stuck contemplating too much individual sin nd not enough kingdom expansion This following paragraph was great Our modern focus on personal sin distracts us from seeking first the kingdom of God We re so busy fussing with our interior morality thinking the right thoughts that we feel freed from doing what Jesus called us to doIf we think Jesus was fixated on our private morality then we can legitimately neglect the weightier matters of the law justice nd mercy And it s so easy to spend decades focused on private morality nd never truly grow spiritually It s strange how n exaggerated view of sin hinders spiritual growth in millions of Christians p 146 YES So you mean to say that the previous 8 pages of radical Dahmer Detective: The Interrogation and Investigation That Shocked The World arguments werell just to get your readers to this simple conclusionAutomatic Heaven The modern Christian 20th Century Photography: Museum Ludwig Cologne assumption that getting guaranteed spot in heaven is the central concern of Christ s gospel has become central in dismissing Jesus s main call to the way of the cross In fact when modern Christians read Paul talking bout being determined not to know nything Christians read Paul talking bout being determined not to know nything you except Jesus Christ nd Him crucified I Cor 22 they don t think Deathless about the ways of weakness sharingnd enemy love they ssume Paul is determined to think bout nothing else except the need merely to belief Christ shed his bloo. What is the way of the cross Why does it create resistance How do we nswer objections to it The revival of interest in Christ's kingdom nd radical discipleship has produced The Third Lynx (Quadrail, a wave of discussions but sometimes those discussionsre scattered This book Mixed Doubles aims to pull together in one place the core claims of the wa. D so we canutomatically get into heaven Like one pastor said Jesus just needed to get up on that cross nothing else Automatic heaven is Julio Bunny and the Foreign Lion (Free Audio Book Inside): --- Easter Book Collection For Kids all that counts See what I meanbout the typos In this chapter he goes into Von Dr. Jakobsen bestraft - SM Krimi (Teil 3) a long discussion of something that seems pretty simplend basic to me Raja Smurf (Smurf, and I would hope it would be so for other reformed folkss well If it s not then that s tragic Zwanzig Männer sind genug and if it is then this is yetnother misunderstanding of his book s Dying Light audience I ve been instructed since I was littlend it still makes perfect sense in light of Scripture that first God saves you Yaşayan Kur'an Meal-Tefsir and the result of that is BOTH faithnd the desiredoing of good works nd the result of that is justification Jones rgues The Frankenstein Teacher (Corgi Pups) against people who think of mere beliefs our key into heaven But who thinks that really Again he doesn t know his The Case of the General's Thumb audience or he is strawmanning On p 152 we find our firstnd possibly only reference to gratitude Something I want to discuss later so just hold that phone God the Accuser This chapter ought to have come t the very beginning of this book The discussion of penal substitution vs restorative substitution was very interesting nd I m definitely going to read bout it An Architectural Guidebook to Los Angeles as soons I ve finished my Bonhoeffer stuff who is mentioned in this book often btw Basically instead of being Echoes from the Past anccuser the Lord is The Master Strategist: Power, Purpose and Principle in Action andvocate nd defenderand when Christ comes his mission is to overthrow nd disarm the Accuser p 161 What this means nd why I think it ought to have come way before now is that when we view Christ s death on the cross s God s wrath The Oathbreaker's Shadow appeasing sacrifice we spendll our time focused on our individual sins making sure that we LEGO Kingdoms: Defend the Castle aren t making ourselves offensive to God But God isn t theccuser on the contrary Jesus spends In Berlin Vielleicht all his time with sinners worse than me He came healing our physical infirmities in the process conuering death dealing the final blow in His own death on the cross Rather than dealing first with individualnd personal sins Christ deals with our physical needs Perhaps we ought to be spreading the gospel in this way too Jones The Six-Cornered Snowflake and Other Poems alsosks The Making of Matt a great uestion on p 167 Was the Temple system for us or for God If it was for God then the penal substitution stuff could make sense But what if it was just for us What if those sacrifices weren t because God needed them in order to live with us but because we needed them in order to live with Him For You do not desire sacrifice or else I would give itThe sacrifices of Godre Evermore a broken spirit Ps 51 Blood sacrifices seemed concerned with controlling the pollution of death than sin p 169 God is the primaryctor not humans sacrifice Curious Myths of the Middle Ages: The Sangreal, Pope Joan, The Wandering Jew, and Others atones not because it satisfies God but because Godcts through it to make Usagi Yojimbo, Vol. 24: Return of the Black Soul atonement Restorative justice This chapter was fantasticnd I can t wait to read Saving Grace about itll I wish it came earlier in this book Daughter of Witches (Lyra, at least before the Unconuerable Sin chapter The Left Right Political Distinction If Republicansre the right which they World's Best Stress Busting Tips aren t really evenny nd look for freedom nd the Democrats The Survivor in Us All: Four Young Sisters in the Holocaust are the leftnd look for euality we ought to be little of both Trinitarian life involves both the best euality nd the best freedom p 177 The one Surviving and the many And other stuff Impersonal Conservatism This chapter isbout how conservatives have lways been defined by their opposition to liberalism You can t be nything if Pesahim, Der Misnatraktat Passafest: Mit Ber�cksichtigung Des Neuen Testaments Und Der Jetzigen Passafeier Der Juden, Nach Handschriften Und Alten Drucken (Classic Reprint) all youre is Vertigo (New Directions Paperbook) a reaction to something else It is driven by fear While Christians need divorce from Anglo American conservatism we certainly ought not replace it with liberalism progressivism Leftism centrism libertarianism or nything else that s not the church The church is ll we need to make Trinity on earth p 189Absolute Property Reflecting the Trinity Italy's Private Gardens: An Inside View a biblical understanding of property includes both communalnd individual Ayudenme! Trabajo en una iglesia pequena/ Help! I work In a Small Church (Especialidades Juveniles) aspects It doesn t teach thatll is held in common or that Hog Wild all is held individually It precludesspects of both p 195 Leviticus 25 He talks bout how the Puritan ttempts Freed at communal living didn t worknd he says it s because they had no bodily sense of self denial p 198 While there s something to that certainly I think this discussion of this colony s failure would have been yet The Ancient Egyptian State: The Origins of Egyptian Culture (C. 8000-2000 Bc) anotherwesome place to hit up some gratitude discussions But nope Nice Mammon Capitalism is not the free market The history of capitalism Far Beyond - Fantastische Ansichten unseres Sonnensystems and the Westnd the US is the history of great government intervention behalf of the wealthy p 209American Christians can uestion many things but once American Christians start uestioning the essential benevolence of the military mission in the history of United States of America blood boils It s uite Chris Turner (FireIce, astounding to watchnd this response suggests we re dealing with astounding to watch nd this response suggests we re dealing with very raw idolatry t An Arsène Lupin Omnibus an elemental level p 213 Some hard stuff for Americans to swallow in this chapter but I m learningnd that this stuff is probably true Broad Way Illusions Jesus is not gainst wealth nd property just unsacrificial ways of holding it He s gainst those who gather wealth for their own families nd not the whole body He s Zwetschgendatschikomplott against individualnd family selfishness the heart of modern middle class living p 228 Constructing the Way of the CrossBeing the Kingdom Church If we re called to renounce Mammon then we have to create or encourage business Les Onze and occupations where Christians can seek first the kingdom not profit the bottom linend self interested pricing p 240 This eliminates Doofus Dad Does Everest Base Camp any sort of vocation that could be specific than kingdom work But this next part I think is importantnd is why implementing some of the things in this book is going to be Temper a loooong slow process But CHURCHES have to bet the center of such Step-Daddy's Poker Night a shift It is not calling for individuals loneChrist doesn t need ny hermits We re called to make Trinity here The Fokker-Planck Equation: Methods of Solution and Applications (Springer Series in Synergetics) and that means he has called communities of disciples to live his kingdom p 241The last two chaptersre bout self denial nd ungripping our souls from Mammon It s ll well nd good but he spends so much time talking bout self denial nd NO time talking A Giant Problem about gratitude which is tragic To only concentrate on self denialnd even guilt Little Britches and the Rattlers as that is the feeling Jones is trying so hard to inspire here is to do just what he hasrgued The Complete Idiot's Guide to Android App Development against to keep the focus on yourself If you turn yourttention to God to gratitude for the things nd especially the opportunities He has given you then ungripping your soul from Mammon will be Simple To Be Thankful Is To be thankful is be free from Mammon To feel guilty for ny mount of wealth nd to try to give it Retro Game Dev: C64 Edition away to rid yourself of guilt is by no meansn ungripping of Mammon And though I bestow The Natural Gourmet Institute Cookbook: Over 150 Vegan Recipes and Techniques for a Whole Foods, Plant-Based Lifestyle all my goods to feed the poornd though I give my body to be burned The Complete Idiot's Guide to Numerology and have not love it profits me nothing I Cor 133 Gratitude grows love which overflowss generosity If we The Iron Road: An Illustrated History of the Railroad are not truly thankful then we will not understand how to be truly generous So please do read this book But bring your Bible with yound don t let guilt override ny sense of gratitude This is very readable practical Silent Echo: A Siren's Tale and challenging book on the way of the crossnd how it relates to modern Christian conservatism nd reformed theology It s not theological or political treatise Love Thy Neighbor: A Muslim Doctor's Struggle for Home in Rural America and itvoids too much hopeless idealism or dreary cynicism Instead it serves s series of meditations on how Christ should shift Initiation (Xylon Warriors, and re orient our thinking our in the sense of modern conservative reformed Christians Doug Jones raises lot of great uestions here Das Mondgeheimnis and left me unsettled in number of reas It feels like he s pushing the right buttons t least for meIn the first part Doug Jones sets out positive statement of what the way of the cross is Seven ways summarizing the way of the cross weakness renunciation deliverance sharing enemy love foolishness community The focus here is obviously on Christ but he lso does great job of drawing each principle through the narrative of the whole bibleIn the second part we get series of short essay ish chapters on Complete Idiot's Guide to iPad iPhone App Development a variety of topics where Doug believes conservatismnd reformed theology creates blind sports Josh and barriers to the way of the cross Each chapter. Y of the cross Itims to examine the deeply cherished ssumptions that hinder us from hearing Jesus's callWhen we do that we'll see that the gospel of Christ is not primarily bout getting into heaven or bout living comfortable individually pious middle class life It is Planesrunner about being free from thencient perv. ,
Is pretty punch Otherworldly Politics: The International Relations of Star Trek, Game of Thrones, and Battlestar Galactica and hevoids getting caught up in rabbit trails theological or historical niceties that can get pretty distracting He makes his point uickly nd effectively nd moves on Again unsettling Clockwork Universe and hard to hide fromThe final section is few chapters of constructive suggestions Where do we go from here sort of stuff It should become clear here that he s not sking every single person to go immediately sell their house nd join River Smallmouth Fishing a commune It sn encouraging hopeful conclusion Ware Frau: Auf den Spuren moderner Sklaverei von Afrika nach Europa and doesn t leave you full of either unreasonable idealism or guiltAlso make sure you read both hes preface on persuasionnd his second ppendix which clears up some of the possible misinterpretations of this book He isn t rejecting reformed theology His issues re practical American Pantheon and they revolveround djusting priorities nd emphases Very important but much different than simple theological disagreement He s speaking on different level than that This book despite its flaws has made me think The Confession of Faith about what it means to be Christian than Under Cover: Adventures in the Art of Editing anything else I ve read in recent memory See my review on my blog here from my review not the book Everyone should read this book We think we have itll under control don t we Our worship services په په لوموکو are slicknd smooth our mercy ministries run on Lichtjaren a nice linear schedule But we re not that different from the World just bettert delayed gratification Jones wants the world to see us ll s dangerous crazy latter day monastics who threaten their prosperity Shostakovich Symphonies and Concertos: An Owner's Manual [With Audio CD] and their exploitation of the weak He wants us to wage holy peaceful war To forsake our subdivisions for real communitynd brotherhood To tithe 10% for ourselves nd give the rest way It sounds crazy It is crazy But what exactly is sane or worldly wise On My Own Two Feet: From Losing My Legs to Learning the Dance of Life about Jesus Christ Jones reminds us that the wisdom of God is stark raving madness to the world Maybe we should be little mad Disappointing But I owe Doug far too much personally nd theologically to start public debate with him Overkomst dringend gewenst about the details ofny of his rguments so I won t So I will only say there could have been some good punches here but every one of them was pulled I may write substantive review of this book in the future but in the meantime I ll say this There was once Love from the Ashes a joyful Doug Jones A messy imprecisend fun theologian who liked Medievals wrote lovely children s fiction nd saw the joke behind everything He s gone now This is n ngsty guilt ridden piece of work nd the good in it was frankly overwhelmed by Alice's Road a pervasivecerbic pessimism Gender and Firearms: My Body, My Gun, My Choice about the state of practically everything It reads like Martin Luther would read if he had slipped back into his guilty Roman Catholic conscience It makes me sad This book hovers on the five star bubble for me There is very short list of frustrations I had with this book The Audio Expert: Everything You Need to Know about Audio and I ll share those right off the top 1 Jones seems to be far too presumptuousnd critical of the people of the Old Testament s Jewish reader I found this occasional characteristic frustrating 2 The book is very prophetically critical nd you have to get to the last section of the book to find the hope of reconstruction However 2 bove is exactly what I loved bout this book It is refreshing to read something that is so critical in such straight forward way without being demeaning Jones has done The Holiness of God a great job of speaking very franklynd putting on display the way that Jesus called us to Kinderland: Erster Teil: Ein Unwetter zieht auf (German Edition) and how far we come from hitting the markThe defining mark of Jones prophetic words would be honest Jones cuts no cornersnd grants no respite but Aus Meinem Merkbuch also is not condemning in the way he communicates his challengesChallenge would benother great word to talk A Case Too Close: Carter Peterson Mystery Series Book 1 about this book There is no way you read this books Legacy of Luna: The Story of a Tree, a Woman and the Struggle to Save the Redwoods a form of passive intellectual engagement If one considers even cursory reading of this book they will find their idolatry confronted The Narrative of Robert Adams, a Barbary Captive: A Critical Edition and identified in frank way that they Biographical Sketch of James Bridger: Mountaineer, Trapper, and Guide (1905) are unused to This is the sort of book that can ruin you Every few years you comecross book that either tears part who you were or Das Demian-Syndrom 05 assembles the fragments of who youre becoming into cohesive whole These re the books that ruin you Dismissing Jesus The Dirty Secret as it happens works both functions Many books claim to be radical or challenging but simply rehash old categoriesnd tired perspectives This book is radical challenging nd downright unsettling in places nd nothing could be better medicine The purpose of the book is to bring together the many elements of what Duty Bound are knowns the way of the cross in one place Winter Blockbuster 2011: Dante's Honour-Bound Husband / Too Proud to be Bought / Angel of Smoky Hollow / Rebellious Rake, Innocent Governess and justify them theologically Its second purpose is to expose the ways we protect ourselves from the challenge of the way of the cross How do we put up barriers or interpret texts so that their force evaporatesnd we can continue on in our white suburban middle class lives in the grip of Mammon Unlike many books by Christians which content themselves with targeting obvious pagans nd sins Jones has targets that hit much closer to home Like how pervasively good decent middle class American Christians re enslaved to Mammon How we Some Boys are selfishnd prefer power A Man Most Worthy and dominance to the selflessnessnd humility of the way of JesusI have been hovering Habeas Data: Privacy vs. the Rise of Surveillance Tech around the peripheral of the ideas presented in this book for year or two but my hesitation with Verbannt ans Ende der Welt (Abby Lynn, accepting them unreservedly has been the breezy exegetical methods many of them have used Having been raised to take the Old Testament intertextualitynd the Jewish context of the Scriptures into Jacques Cousteau (AE Biography) account many of the writers for the way of the cross care onlybout Jesus without establishing that Jesus is doing the same thing that God was doing from the beginning So the real strength of the book for me was Jones keen eye for detail Heartstealer and close reading of the text The sheermount of Scripture presented in proper context is Troleibuso istorijos. Geriausių šiuolaikinių apsakymų rinktinė almost overwhelming Students of typologynd intertextuality will find themselves Hunger nach weniger. Geschichte einer Magersucht at home in the narrative Jones sketches out often surprisedt what he clarifies sharpens or uncoversThankfully Jones does not leave us with Florence and the Mischievous Kitten a high radical idealnd the ways we get around the call to that ideal The final three chapters begin sketching out way of gradually the call to that ideal The final three chapters begin sketching out way of gradually in this direction with many practical suggestions bout what local churches can do to begin exercising faithfulness to the way of the cross Highly recommended Every Reformed person should read this book I m fraid most will see it s the thoughts of man who has left the Reformed reservation rather than s someone still very much it s the thoughts of Beim Vetter Christian a man who has left the Reformed reservation rather thans someone still very much the tradition 50 Selected Songs by Schubert, Schumann, Brahms, Wolf Strauss Schirmer Library of Classics Vol1754: High Voice as Jones thinks himselfIm grateful for the clarity Jones shows Vietnam: A Traveler's Literary Companion about the self sacrificial nature of genuine Christianity That is huge challenge for me Jones was not the Five Potato, Six Potato author whowakened me to the way of the cross but it is very refreshing to see nother Reformed uthor rriving t similar conclusionsTrue to its title the book is Nouvelle G�ographie Universelle, Descriptive, Historique, Industrielle Et Commerciale, Des Quatre Parties Du Monde, Vol. 1: Partie II (Classic Reprint) at its best in its refutations of traditional Reformednd Evangelical dodges by which we evade Jesus co I do love Doug nd this book was influential in my theological direction but even my earlier tepidly positive review should be retracted theological direction but even my earlier tepidly positive review should be retracted someday I ll write plea to Jones to come back but suffice it to say that this book is not the book I took it for nd that if nybody is convinced by this to Act of Honor (The Gordian Files Book 1) actually sellll or even half that they have nd give to the poor I ll eat my hat It seems to have merely been placed upon the overflowing shelves of his students Ah well Great polemical book Very enjoyable Very challenging Very easy to read nd follow his Zook Country arguments However it is definitely loaded with some emotionally laden distortions of traditional dogma Some of hisrguments just plain stink I don t think this book is s terribly misleading s some of Jones critics have suggested but I can definitely see why they would think that It is very controversial book from cover to cover It might even be the most enjoyable controversial book I ve read ll year I give it two thumbs way up because it s enjoyable but only four stars because it has some not many just some really bogus nd illogical leaps of rgumentation. Asive nd delightful oppression of Mammon in order to create very different community the church n lternative city kingdom here Chased by Fire and now on earth by means of livingnd celebrating the way of the cross the reign of joyful weakness renunciation self denial sharing foolishness community nd love overcoming evil.