Thursday, May 1, 2008

And Away We Go

I just finished reading Erwin McManus' book, "The Barbarian Way." It was a quick, easy read. I laughed out loud several times. It definitely made me say "hmmmmmm." I thought the ending was abrupt. I guess he left me begging for more.
The basic idea was that the institutions of religion have domesticated the believer. McManus encourages us to live out our lives in the spirit we received when we first believed. We are to embrace our rebel spirit and not be deterred from God's will. I think the kink in his plan is getting the rebels to work together cohesively. This book was about the Barbarian's spirit and motivation. McManus did not give us a method for our madness.
I have several books to read for Course of Study, several for information, and some more for work. This book drew me in and I devoured it in less than 2 days. I recommend this book for anyone who feels anchored and imprisoned by bureaucracy and institution. Let me know what happens when you follow "The Barbarian Way."

1 comment:

Victor T. Chambers said...

Keep reading, keep writing! Most of all keep loving.