Worth a Look 12.5.12
Kindle Deal of the Day: The Jesus I Never Knew by Philip Yancey. $3.99.
The Jesus I Never Knew uncovers a Jesus who is brilliant, creative, challenging, fearless, compassionate, unpredictable, and ultimately satisfying. ‘No one who meets Jesus ever stays the same,’ says Yancey. ‘Jesus has rocked my own preconceptions and has made me ask hard questions about why those of us who bear his name don’t do a better job of following him.’
Bell told The New Yorker that the publication of his book resulted in a 3,000-person decrease in membership at Mars Hill Bible Church, which he founded in 1999.
With all the best intentions, executives often implement what is considered a “best practice” in their industry. What they do not know is that some of these practices are bad habits masquerading as efficiency boosters, their real consequences lying hidden. Questioning and uncovering such practices may significantly boost your competitive advantage, to the benefit of your firm and, eventually, us all.
Jonathan Leeman offers a helpful review of Baptism – Three Views:
Admittedly, I am not an objective reader. I was convinced of the believers’ baptism picking up the book, and I remain convinced of it setting it down, maybe even more so. What the book did do, however, is enrich my original position by the things I learned from the other two perspectives.
As a public service announcement, here are five biographies I heartily recommend for your Christmas list. I have limited myself to religious biographies (ones of particular interest to Anxious Bench readers) written by scholars, but ones which speak to a more general audience.