A brief review.
“Here there be dragons!” the ancient cartographers wrote on the uncharted waters of their maps. Uncharted waters — areas where we’ve not gone before.
I just finished reading James Emery White’s book, Christ Among the Dragons, a Father’s Day gift from my children. White is becoming one of my favorite authors. I stumbled upon his blog a couple years ago and now follow him on Twitter.
In Christ Among the Dragons, he speaks of areas of Christian faith that this generation needs to explore:
- Truthiness — what is truth?
- What does it mean to be salt? How to engage our world?
- What does it mean to be Christians Together in a world where Christian bloggers and writers act like they hate one another?
- What role does The Church play in a society where, even to many believers, she is perceived as irrelevant.
My favorite part of the book was where White spoke with clarity about the sin of envy in the hearts of many pastors and bloggers. I believe he was right on.
If you’re looking for a good Christian read that will stimulate your thinking, I recommend the book. I left it feeling encouraged about the possibilities that lie in the areas I’ve not yet explored.
A review of another White book I’ve read recently is here.