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Friday, August 29, 2014

Move On

I'm a bit conflicted on how to review Move On by Vicki Courtney. On one hand, it is well written. Some of her writing hit head on. 

"Many of our churches have ceased to be hospitals for messed-up people and opted instead to become showrooms for polished pretenders."

I like how she brings up using our struggles (and we all have them!) to glorify God. Making our story, the good and the bad, showcase God's work. How pretending to be the perfect Christian (there's no such thing!) does more damage than good because people can relate to others like themselves...and we all have struggles and issues to deal with. The first several chapters found be nodding my head to lots of what she said.

Towards the middle and end of the book I started to lose interest. I still can't put my finger on what bothered me about the book, except maybe to say that Vicki is very straight forward about being a self-proclaimed agnostic and feminist in her twenties and having been judgmental of Christians. And while her words are wise, and often very true, about very fake or hypocritical Christians, I still get the feeling from her that she is judging others for judging. That if someone isn't her type of Christian then they aren't Christian at all. It was all beneath the surface of the book, but there was just something bothering me about the last half and that is what I feel it is.

Disclaimer: This book was given to me by BookLook Bloggers in exchange for my honest review. 

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