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Acts: Day 1 of 210

March 13, 2011 Leave a comment

I’m really excited about studying the book of Acts in depth over the next 30 weeks.

My first experience studying this book was in Dr. McCown’s Early Church class at Roberts Wesleyan.  Along with Dr. Coleson’s Old Testament course, it was one of the best classes I’ve ever taken.

The thing that I remember most vividly was the realization that the Bible could be studied within the context of other human history.  It was also fascinating delving into the lives of Peter and Paul and learning more about how the letters in the New Testament fit into the history of the early church as outlined in Acts like a puzzle.

I wonder how much I reflect upon over the next 30 weeks will be a reawakening of what I’ve learned before and how much will be brand new.

The Sacred Journey, by Charles Foster

March 13, 2011 1 comment

Have you ever been to Jerusalem?

I haven’t.

But if I had, I wouldn’t have gone as a pilgrim on a spiritual journey.  I would have arrived as a tourist, and that wouldn’t have been right.

Now that I’ve read this book, I feel like I’d get more out of the experience.

Charles Foster shares many personal stories about pilgrimage, as well as an overview of the many pilgrim routes in Europe and the Middle East.

The last line of the book sums up its contents well: “[A]s a summary of the four Gospels, ‘Let’s go for a walk together’ is not bad.”

If you’d like to take a walk with Jesus, then I recommend you read this book.

Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an unbiased review.

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