After studying and teaching the Bible for 25 years, my love, appreciation, and understanding of the Bible has never been greater. You might be thinking, “Well, of course, I hope so; you’re a Pastor.” Honestly, it has little to do with my role and much more to do with a book I read a few months ago.
I’m talking about “Irresistible” by Andy Stanley. Andy tackles many of the reasons why people have rejected the Bible and even God as a whole. Andy clarifies what the story of the Bible is all about with vivid simplicity.
If you are a Christian, you must read this book. You need it. Chances are, you are carrying around many assumptions and false conclusions about the Bible that bring about confusion and doubt as you listen to sermons about the Bible yet try to process what you experience in your life and the world around you.
If you are not a Christian, I invite you to read it as well. You will find yourself agreeing in many places along the way, and you’ll find it to be affirming to your own feelings and questions about God and the “Good Book”.
Join me in this journey of rediscovering the Bible in “Irresistible”. You’ll be challenged and inspired. My prayer is that as you engage this helpful and sensible content, you too will develop for the first time or grow in your understanding, appreciation, and even your love for the Bible. I believe you will.