like a scratch on a record, being played at 35
rotations a second; irritating at best
This book motivated me to think hard about what I consider my Christian Faith; especially the role of Christ in the body of the Church.
One part of the book was a yes, amen, y'all are telling truth. But the weeds of the book kept me from accepting their gospel.
At other times I felt like the book had something like a scratch on a record being played at 35 rotations a second; irritating at best."The Jesus he presented makes one's brain cells smoke in the efforts to grasp him." (Page 31). I was frustrated that Sweet and Viola did not tell the reader to search the scriptures and find the truth about our relationship with God there. Sweet and Viola seem to want to lead seekers into a large field far from the mind of God, replacing the truth in the bible to the truth of the Volk. The truth of the Volk is now named Jesus and must be accepted. This is dangerous and denies the laws of logic. I wanted to put the needle back past the errors presented. I wanted to yell, "What about the bible? What about the Catechism? What about the historical church?
A book like this motivates you to sharpen your truth stance in your Christian Walk. It also motivates you to track heretics and martyrs historical battle. Slightly chuck this into your garden and hope that it will grow amongst the weeds. I am hoping to read this again though after reading more C.S. Lewis, Francis A Schaffer and David Wells (No Place for Truth).
Sorry its a Chuck It!