Thursday, August 31, 2006

What a Book!

Ok, this is really hard to put into words but I am going to try my best.

This has got to be one of the best, most helpful, most enlightening, most encouraging and exciting books I have ever read (obviously appart from the bible, which is unbeatable).

Those of you who have not come across Rob Bell Yet he is a pastor of one of the fastest growing churches in America, and is also well known for the series of short DVD talks called Nooma (which are also really worth owning).

This particulat book, however, is simply incredable. He writes so clearly and yet so powerfully. There is a great deal of knowledge and life experience in this book and he does cover some very important issues in a very open way and challenges you to even challenge the book if you disagree with anything he says, which is a great and humble outlook to have.

Honestly, I really can't recommend this enough. It is called 'Velvet Elvis' and is published by Zondervan. The covers may vary but they all contain the same book. It is also available on Audio CD narrated by the author himself. Please Buy it, read it and be blessed by it.

Bible Bit # 2 - In Spirit and In Truth

"...a time is coming when you will worship the Father neither on this mountain nor in Jerusalem. You Samaritans woship what you do not know; we worship what we do know, for salvation is from the Jews. Yet a time is coming and has now come when the true worshippers will worship the Father in spirit and in truth, for they are the kind of worshippers the Father seeks. God is spirit and His worshippers must worship Him in spirit and in truth."

Just let that resinate in your heart for a moment... "in spirit and in truth." Are you worshipping God day by day with all of your heart, with your whole being, your whole life. Are yo worshipping Him in truth, with no false prestenses, or in order to 'look' like a good Christian. God wants and indeed deserves all our worship, all we can give Him which is, all of out hearts and lives. He is an awesome God and is worthy of all our praise - in spirit and in truth!