’10 Things Your Minister Wants To Tell You (But Can’t Because He Needs the Job)’

I received and read this entire book this afternoon. Granted it isn’t very long at just over 100 pages, but it was so enjoyable that I couldn’t put it down.

As the inhabitants of a single speck of dirt hurtling through space at sixty thousand miles per hour around a nameless star that is one among billions of stars in a galaxy that is also one among billions, we humans get it. We’re not in charge.

So begins one chapter – a few sentences that puts everything into perspective and made me smile as I read them.

10things10 Things Your Minister Wants To Tell You

  1. How It All Began
  2. Why We’re Here
  3. What Is The Bible?
  4. Is There Really Such A Thing As A Miracle?
  5. How Do I Please God?
  6. What About Women?
  7. What About Homosexuality?
  8. What About Other Faiths?
  9. What Happens After We Die?
  10. How Will It All End?

There’s nothing particularly groundbreaking in this book, just easy-to-understand and rational arguments explaining why the Bible is authoritative (but not infallible), women and homosexuals shouldn’t be discriminated against, and what the afterlife might be like. It gave me much to ponder and also validated some of the beliefs that I’ve already adopted as my own.

Highly recommended.

Author: Brian

Blogger. Bookworm. Michael Jackson fanatic. Lives in Kentucky with partner of 11 years and three fabulous felines.

4 thoughts on “’10 Things Your Minister Wants To Tell You (But Can’t Because He Needs the Job)’”

  1. Friend,

    I am a preacher, and I don’t understand why I would have trouble discussing any of these things with my congregation. But there is somewhat of a problem: What I want to tell people is rather irrelevant. What is important is, What does the Scripture say? That is a big difference. Of course, women and homosexuals shouldn’t be discriminated against, but who said they should? Nevertheless, the Bible does have some rather radical things to say about the nature of discipleship, the nature of Christianity, and the exclusivity of Jesus as the Way to the Father. I haven’t read this book, but I getting the impression that it is pro-liberal theology which says something like: You can live in a perpetual state of unrepentant sin and still be ‘saved.’ But tell me, can a person experience the saving grace of God without submission to the Lordship of Jesus Christ? (I think not.)

    jerry

  2. I just finished reading. It is a great read and every person who believes in God, whatever religion, should read.

  3. A book I’ve been waiting for. This is Jesus theology and a theology that makes sense for a Christian.

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