I just finished reading "Adventures in Missing the Point" by Brian McLaren and Tony Campolo. Let me first say, "WOW!" I loved this book. While I didn’t agree with everything written, I appreciated several things about it. Here’s a couple:
#1 – Permission to think, granted – I appreciate the fact that the authors forced me to think. The book was written in a responsive format where one person would write the chapter and then the other would respond to what the first wrote. What I love is that they didn’t even agree with each other on some issues, which left me thinking about where I land, or if I’ve even landed.
#2 – I was challenged – I love reading books that challenge my thinking. The thing I tell my friends is that too often we only read books by people we agree with. What’s the point? We already agree. But when we pick up a book that pushes the envelope, we are forced to really think and hopefully it creates a dialogue where we can explore and grow.
#3 – They didn’t beat around the bush – They tackled tough issues that I’m sure they’ve taken a lot of heat for, and they did it well. The chapter on homosexuality alone is worth the price of admission.
Anyway, I’m giving the book 4.5 stars. I would highly recommend to anyone in ministry or anyone who wants to think about difficult subjects in a new way.