Monday, January 18, 2010

Dug Down Deep by Joshua Harris

Dug Down Deep is a theology book for latte drinkers. Although it's thin, Joshua Harris does reference enough tome writers for those who want to dig deeper in their studies.

This book is part theology, part personal story. Imagine if Donald Miller had more schooling and wrote a book - this work is what you would get.

Harris is best known for his first book, I Kissed Dating Goodbye. While that had the touch of controversy in place, Dug Down Deep allows the reader to experience the truth of God without boring them.

The chapters contain subtitles that give clues to the content including:

"God is utterly different from me. And that is utterly wonderful."

"When we read the Bible, it opens us up. It reads us."

"Jesus is unique. And he came to accomplish something that no one else could."

"I longed to know that God was present, that I was doing more than singing songs to the ceiling."

"Here's what deflates my arrogance faster than anything else; trying to live the truth I have."

Harris explains that followers of Christ need to continue their studies within Scripture. It shouldn't be dry and tiresome. Church members become more like Christ when they practice these discipleship measures he preaches.

These aren't new ideas or practices, Harris just adds the personal touch with story.

This book was provided for review by WaterBrook Multnomah.

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