Here is the latest review of books I have received from ViralBloggers. i receive them free on the condition that I read and review them here within 30 days.
I had previously read Staub’s The Culturally Savvy Christian and enjoyed it, so I was looking forward to this read. I was not disappointed. Staub communicates well in written form, so even disagreeing with points here or there doesn’t detract from this read.
Staubs thesis statement is on the cover of the book, a quote of Hans Rookmaaker: “Jesus didn’t come to make us Christian; Jesus came to make us fully human.” Staub offers a nice correctional move, i think, away from the spirit-body or heaven-earth dualism so common in the West and American Christianity. He catches the truth that God began with creation and called it good before sin entered the picture.
Here is a sample; testimony to Staub’s style and grace. On page 92 he begins a brief section titled “To Be Fully Human Mean s to Embrace Moral and Intellectual Certitude in a Relativistic Age.” The section is a three paragraph presentation that does not even approach the kind of exclusivism or condescension some might expect from a call for moral and intellectual certitutde. Staub is all about you finding your particular connection to God, in Whose image you were created. I think About You can help with that quest.