I like Twitter. But sometimes the promotions get tedious. Then there are re-tweets. A few days ago it seemed that a newer celebrity pastor got his first book published. I’m glad for him, I follow him on Twitter, I’m glad his friends, the other mega-church folk are supporting him… supporting each other… supporting the mass-marketing brands and platforms of their particular… I should stop. 🙂
But, if you want to know what book I think you should pick up it is this one. Bad sentence, but enough nuance to effectively remove arrogance? I do not know what book (if any) anyone should read. To do so means I know them so well, I know which assumptions and argument will help them hear, believe, and believe in their bones the Gospel of Jesus. Neverthless, buy this book. 🙂
I do not struggle the way Spurgeon did. But Dr. Eswine writes about emotions and the Gospel with grace and clarity. Grace modeled. Grace explained. Grace in the midst of a terrible burden/disease/struggle/hardship. You have friends who suffer – and this will help. Your emotions will change throughout your life – and this will help. I am enjoying it. And, I am not enjoying a lot these days – especially books, blogs, etc.
I purposely titled this blog in an uncool way. I’m not good at cool blogging anyway! But it would be ironic if I tried.
And yes, I did work with and for Dr. Eswine. But doesn’t that encourage you? That he lives the Gospel he preaches? That I will continue to read his books even though I can call him and bug him abotu this stuff whenever I want? I hope it does. It encourages me. As do his texts, phone calls, and strange puns and pun-like jokes. If he ever publishes those I will not blog about it.