Sunday, June 24, 2012

Good News for Anxious Christians - TofC

Reading through this little guy right now, Phillip Cary's Good News for Anxious Christians: 10 Practical Things You Don't Have to Do. I plan on writing more about it later, but for now, suffice it to say, it's one of those books where you don't have to read it to know what it says. A mere perusal of the Table of Contents is sufficient to get a pretty basic grasp of the books entire argument. So with that said, for those of you who don't actually plan on reading this book, here's the TofC:
  1. Why You Don't Have to Hear God's Voice in Your Heart
    Or, How God Really Speaks Today
  2. Why You Don't Have to Believe Your Intuitions Are the Holy Spirit
    Or, How the Spirit Shapes Our Hearts
  3. Why You Don't Have to "Let God Take Control"
    Or, How Obedience Is for Responsible Adults
  4. Why You Don't Have to "Find God's Will for Your Life"
    Or, How Faith Seeks Wisdom
  5. Why You Don't Have to Be Sure You Have the Right Motivations
    Or, How Love Seeks the Good
  6. Why You Don't Have to Worry about Splitting Head from Heart
    Or, How Thinking Welcomes Feeling
  7. Why You Don't Have to Keep Getting Transformed All the Time
    Or, How Virtues Make a Lasting Change in Us
  8. Why You Don't Always Have to Experience Joy
    Or, How God Vindicates the Afflicted
  9. Why "Applying It to Your Life" Is Boring
    Or, How the Gospel Is Beautiful
  10. Why Basing Faith on Experience Leads to a Post-Christian Future
    Or, How Christian Faith Needs Christian Teaching
The book concludes with "How the Gospel of Christ Is Good for Us." My personal faves are #2, #3, and #9.