In his distinctively edgy—yet theologically sound—style, Pastor Mark Driscoll addresses the nine most pressing questions posed by visitors to the Mars Hill Church website.
Inspired by 1 Corinthians, in which Paul answers a series of questions posed by the people in the Corinthian church, in 2008 Pastor Mark Driscoll of Mars Hill Church in Seattle polled the visitors of his church's website to determine their most pressing questions. Visitors were allowed to vote up to 10 times per day, and in the end, 893 questions were asked and 343,203 votes were cast. The top nine questions are now each answered in this audio version of Religion Saves.
After an introduction devoted to the misconception that religion can save us, Driscoll tackles questions relating to birth control, humor, predestination, grace, sexual sin, faith and works, dating, the emerging church, and the regulative principle. Because the purpose of this audiobook is to address commonly asked questions, all listeners will find relevant, engaging material, presented in Driscoll's distinctively edgy - yet theologically sound - style.
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Richard Mayhan says:
This is the least favorite of all of the audiobooks I've attempted. In all fairness, I didn't finish it. In all fairness, the beginning was that bad, but because of the author's good reputation, I kept on a bit more. The first chapter is droned on and on and on by Mark Driscoll until he appears to weary of it himself and then starts to read very quickly as if he has another appointment to get t... Read more
Joanna Holman says:
In Religion Saves and Nine Other Misconceptions, Mark Driscoll answers a series of questions submitted and voted on by members of his church and people who listen to his podcast. As you would expect from a book whose content is decided in such a manner, the content is eclectic. The book includes such diverse topics as the tension between faith verses works, a Christian approach to humor, whethe... Read more
Mitchell Zoet says:
I agree with Richard - I was unable to finish the book, the author droned on in such a way that it was difficult to tell when he was serious or joking... I understand why they are giving this away for free. The author may have a good reputation but I hope that he hires somebody to read for him next time! Sorry, it's was tough and I tried several times to pickup where I left off...