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11 January 2011

Religion Saves and Nine Other Misconceptions

Driscoll, Mark. Religion Saves and Nine Other Misconceptions. Wheaton, IL: Crossway, 2009.

Driscoll uses this book as a sort of catch-all: he addresses nine common questions about Christianity, ranging from the topic of birth control to the emerging church.  Each question has a chapter devoted to it, and Driscoll patiently wades through all the picky details of the topic, addressing multiple viewpoints and the accompanying Scripture passages.

For those of you who have taken a Bible doctrines course at a Christian college or university, this book could be a quick read. Many of the questions, like the one concerning predestination, have been addressed in other venues, so the information wasn't new to me.  Other sections take a bit more time to read through, as I was curious to see what both sides thought about the issue and what Driscoll himself was thinking.

This book was easily digestible and kept me interested, although I didn't necessarily learn a lot of new information.  It's probably worth a trip to your local library to see if a copy of this book is available.

1 comment:

Natalie said...

I liked this book too, but it wasn't exactly earth-shattering, new information. It's a good read, but probably more helpful to people who are new to the faith or want help understanding a particular topic he addresses.