Tally and I traded for Confessions of a Reformission Rev. by Mark Driscoll because I couldn’t find a copy of it in all of Miami. I searched high and low for it and no stores had it (The 2 Christian bookstores in Miami didn’t carry it and none of the big chains did either). Anyway, this book I purposely read slow because I wanted to milk it for all it’s worth. The book was amazing. I loved the raw tone in which Driscoll speaks. I appreciated the sarcasm probably a little too much! But I loved the book because it was real and he opened himself up in a way that most people run away from.
Most Pastors just fake it when things aren’t going well. We put on a smile, throw around some Christianeze and head for the nearest fast-food drive thru to drown our sorrows. But I totally appreciate what Mark wrote and the candor in which he wrote it.
Here’s what I got out of it: (And every guy that wants to start a church needs to hear this) CHURCH PLANTING IS HARD!!! I’ve never met a person who said it was easy and if they did, they are independently wealthy and only have 5 people in their church!
Church planting only looks easy to people who have never done it. And Driscoll has done it in an area where most have failed! Mad props! 5 Stars!!!