Friday, February 03, 2017

The Way of the Dragon or the Way of the Lamb By Jamin Goggin and Kyle Strobel Review

The Way of the Dragon or the Way of the Lamb
Searching for Jesus’ Path of Power in a Church that Has Abandoned It
By Jamin Goggin and Kyle Strobel

Pastor Jamin Goggin and theology professor Kyle Strobel invite readers on a journey to uncover Jesus’ seemingly contradictory way to power: weakness.

Why do so many rock-star pastors implode under the spotlight? Why do modern-day churches become so entangled in growing their brand that they lose sight of their true purpose? Because, according to Jamin Goggin and Kyle Strobel, Christians have succumbed to the temptations of power and forgotten Jesus’ seemingly contradictory path to power—first giving it up.

In The Way of the Dragon or the Way of the Lamb, Goggin and Strobel paint a richly biblical vision of power through weakness. They invite readers to join them on an adventure around the world, seeking out great sages of the faith with uncommon wisdom to offer those traveling the path of Christian life. As readers eavesdrop on the authors’ conversations with people such as J. I. Packer, Dallas Willard, Marva Dawn, John Perkins, Jean Vanier, James Houston, and Eugene Peterson, they begin to piece together the new-old reality of following Jesus today. In the end, The Way of the Dragon or the Way of the Lamb offers a compelling vision of the way of Jesus that will challenge both individual believers and the church as a whole.

I received a complimentary copy.

Cassandra's Review-  If you have no interest in learning about a faith based book for ministry leaders that can be shared with the community, this is not for you.   I found my eyes starting to blur with a tired heaviness during the reading of this book and I did put it down several times with not much interest in picking it up.  It is clearly for someone who is very interested in the topic.  I do see that the authors put in the work to write it and it does not fall short of the time it took.  I just do not feel it was for me.

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