Curiosity is such a childish word, right?
Not so fast. Just because we grow up doesn’t mean we should lose our wonder at the world, or the people around us. When we do, we lose so much because curious is how God made us to be.
Without curiosity a Christian’s life is incomplete. His relationship with God is incomplete. His connections to others are incomplete. He doesn’t know how to interact with the world around him—politics, media, art, entertainment, science, and so much more simply fly past or overwhelm him. Without curiosity he can never discover deep things, deep connections God tucked below the banal surface of life.
Author Barnabas Piper explores what curiosity is, and how it affects relationships. What if people so sought to learn about each other that the most unlikely people became advocates and friends?
It would be transformative, and it would stem from curiosity.
- Changed the way I communicate. with people of other cultures
It has had a really positive effect in understanding others. The story of the "Peace Child" was very powerful. For me the book seemed about 5 times longer than it needed to be - l ended up playing it at double speed
- The Curious Christian will encourage the curious and some of the uncurious.
I just finished reading/listening to The Curious Christian. It was was very encouraging to read about some of the things I thought were kind of querky to me about the way I observe and investigate people, places, and things in my life. The book is very unique in the way it puts together a sort of spiritual gift to curiosity, and it indeed fits to some extent. I appreciate Baranbas Piper doing the curious thing by writing and reading aloud his book.
I will be recommending to the curious and uncurious alike.