In a recent post, we made known some of our current reads with you. There was much appreciated and excellent feedback from you, along with some suggestive offerings of your own. For that, thank you!
Names were tossed into the mix, such as Lucado, Buechner, Viola, and Keller; all of whom I frequent the pages of their writes. Some you mention, I have read; others, I own with intent to read; a couple, I’m looking into. It’s a bigger task than I considered to read everything ever written… but on I go.
Our friend Jeff (Revelling in the Overflowing Grace of God) shared of his current read by Dallas Willard, “The Divine Conspiracy.” Being a fan of the recently passed and very noted Mr. Willard’s writing, I couldn’t resist Kindle-ing this one for future reading (I’m pretty backlogged as of right now). I did endulge myself with the introduction however.
By the way, Jeff is referencing this work as part of his daily devotionals. You can find them at his site.
The opening paragraph reads as thus:
My hope is to gain a fresh hearing for Jesus, especially among those who believe they already understand him. In his case, quite frankly, presumed familiarity has led to unfamiliarity, unfamiliarity has led to contempt, and contempt has led to profound ignorance.
That’ll sure open one’s eyes on a Monday morning. I envy, yet feel for Jeff as he’s already into these pages. So what do you think of the author’s introductory evaluation of Christianity today? Any feedback from those who’ve already invested the time into reading this one?
- Thank You Dallas Willard (theilluminationdilemma.com)
- Who I Turn To For Inspiration (christianlifehacker.wordpress.com)
- Spiritual Mentors: Dallas Willard (christianlifehacker.wordpress.com)
- Dallas Willard (thejesuswayblog.wordpress.com)
- ‘Divine Conspirator’ Dallas Willard Dies at 77 (christianitytoday.com)
- Died: Dallas Willard, ‘Divine Conspiracy’ Author and Philosopher (dillieodigital.wordpress.com)
- “People will forget what we say, but they won’t forget who we are. That is the lasting result of leadership” (A Tribute to Dallas Willard) (mattrosine.com)