«The Curious Christian» by Barnabas Piper
Published: March 1st 2017.
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On this book, Barnabas Piper shows us the importance of curiosity to honor God and accomplish what He has commanded us to do: to love Him and others. We must explore His Word and His World to make an impact in our generation.
I’m biased because I absolutely love this author, but I’ll try my best to be as objective as possible.
First of all, I must admit that the theme of the book wasn’t very appealing to me in the beginning; thus I assume I actually belong to that group this content was intended to.
I found very interesting this idea of how curiosity makes us live exciting lives, but we’re also encouraged to wonder from a place of truth seeking.
My favorite chapter is the one that describes the part curiosity plays in doubt and skepticism. I also loved almost every single quote in the book.
Sometimes, I make connections between God’s truths and movies/books/tvshows, and, yeah, I’ve felt a bit guilty in the past because there is this thing in me that says that I should only quote the Bible if I want to talk about God. However, this book showed me that I can also honor God by recognizing his principles in everything I see/hear.
**I received a copy of this book from B&H Publishing Group through NetGalley in exchange for my honest review. All opinions expressed are my own**
+ «The best leaders, the only leaders who last long, are learners.»
+ «One thing determines whether something is out of bounds for a Christian’s curiosity: does it honor God? Just that.»
+ «Skepticism is doubt with attitude.»
+ «I am broken but not lost, so are you …»
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Barnabas Piper is a PK, the son of well-known pastor John Piper. He writes for World Magazine at WorldMag.com and blogs at BarnabasPiper.com. He writes regularly for the popular blog, The Blazing Center. He and his wife live in the Nashville area with their two daughters.
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