What Matters Most by Leonard Sweet
I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. I especially liked the historical stories and references sprinkled liberally throughout. The stories were many, varied, almost all new to me and tied in well with the subject at hand.
I did not think the book was “gripping” but it was close. It was engaging and thought provoking. I found myself nodding my head in agreement and inwardly saying, “Yes, I agree”, on several ocassions.
The best part was the first two chapters where the author covered the basics of “what matters most”—basically that we need to be in relationship with Christ and not just learn about Him. The author expertly made lots of comparisons so that we could easily tell the difference between those two things, such as, belief in a set of truths vs. following Christ; right relationship vs. right belief; relationship vs. knowledge.
Some of the other chapters were not as foundational—not as crucial to believe in my opinion. He made a good case for being an environmentalist but even so I do not feel that is every Christian’s calling. Even though there was plenty of room in later chapters for some disagreements, they in no way deterred from the value or enjoyment of this book. So I say, go for it.
To purchase your own copy of this book go here: What Matters Most: How We Got the Point but Missed the Person
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