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Revise Us Again: Living from a Renewed Christian Script

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Every person follows a script for living, a life guide that directs our behavior and shapes our choices. As believers, we find the original script for living woven throughout the Bible. Yet while the Christian message is simple, it can become complicated by our environment, our culture, and our religious ideas and traditions. For this reason, we are all in constant need of ...more
ebook, 176 pages
Published April 1st 2011 by David C Cook (first published July 1st 2010)
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Nicki
I really enjoyed this excellent audio by Frank Viola. As I do like his writing, this was a pleasure to listen to. I liked the way it started with a very tongue in cheek look at the way Christians see the world through their religious lens. This had me laughing out loud and was a great way to start the topic of revising the way we live our Christian lives.
Adam Verner is the perfect narrator for this audio, as I could almost see the twinkle in his eye sometimes as he was reading.
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Ruben
Sep 04, 2013 Ruben rated it it was amazing
Completely overhauled my view of personal revival. Took me off of that never ending and unfulfilled road to try and discern and figure out Gods will for me. I longed to be revived, hoping to find my purpose to fulfilling Gods plans for me through revival. What happen is that heart began to open to the possibilities that God was already the LIFE living in me that I'm always connected to him via that internal birthright. Since reading the book, and I purchased it during it's first printing release ...more
Renee
Dec 27, 2014 Renee rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Outstanding book looking at spiritual transformation from a unique perspective.

The book treats issues among Christians that are rarely addressed. Being captured by the same spirit you oppose, the use of Christianeze, saying "The Lord told me" often, and the three ways to recognize God's voice and much more.

The writing style is excellent and the book ministered to the heart and head.

Remarkable.
Matthew Miller
Jan 07, 2014 Matthew Miller rated it it was amazing
This is the second book I have read by Viola and I have found the teaching, ideas, insights and experiences that he shares to be very high caliber. He deftly talks about each stereotype or dogma that one can find in mainstream, modern American Christianity and powerfully and Biblically calls for us to revise and to be revised.
Renee
Jul 30, 2012 Renee rated it it was amazing
This is a great book on spiritual formation that addresses problems that are rarely talked about in the Christian faith and offers fresh solutions to them. Highly recommended.
Shawn Hopkins
Jun 18, 2012 Shawn Hopkins rated it it was amazing
The last few chapters of this book could have stood all on their own. Great insight from Viola on the Christian life.
Tim Ogle
Jun 27, 2013 Tim Ogle rated it it was amazing
Challenging and.encouraging.

Christ is the focal of the church.
John Patton
Dec 16, 2012 John Patton rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A very challenging book.
Daniel
Mar 11, 2014 Daniel rated it it was amazing
great book.
Jolene
Jun 10, 2011 Jolene rated it liked it
Revise Us Again: Living From a Renewed Christian Spirit calls upon Christians to examine and rescript the habits, practices, and language of their lives. Whether you have been a Christian one day or one hundred years, you have spiritual ethos that is shaped by the Bible, church teachings, society, environment and traditions. However, authentic Christianity requires that each person must examine his or her own spiritual worldview and then turn to the Bible for the authentic, original script of li ...more
Laura
May 28, 2011 Laura rated it liked it
Title: REVISE US AGAIN: Living from a Renewed Christian Script
Author: Frank Viola
Publisher: David C. Cook
April 2011
ISBN: 978-1-4347-6865-0
Genre: Inspirational/Christian Life

Rescript your spiritual life…

In REVISE US AGAIN, the author mandates (correctly) that we worship according to our temperaments. For example, ‘feelers’ tend to navigate toward more charismatic churches, ‘doers’ tend to go to Baptist type churches, and ‘thinkers’ tend to more of the organized, detailed religions, such as Presby
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Josh Morgan
Jun 26, 2011 Josh Morgan rated it really liked it
This review first appeared on my blog, Jacob's Café (jacobscafe.blogspot.com).

There has been a lot of talk in Protestant Christianity lately about continued reformation. And many people and sects of course argue that they are being true to the apostolic church (assuming there was a monolithic idea of such an organization). The more progressive people often attack the conservative evangelicals on being too narrow with their definition of the Gospel. In contrast, fundamentalists criticize liberals
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Ben Zajdel
Dec 14, 2011 Ben Zajdel rated it really liked it
Revise Us Again is a book about relearning the scripts that we lead our lives by. Frank Viola, author of books such as Pagan Christianity and Reimagining Church, challenges readers to unlearn some of their misconceptions and previously held beliefs about God and the way church is done.

Viola is not afraid to challenge the status quo, and in this book he confronts some of the things we do (such as speaking "Christianese") that turn our faith into a religion. Some of the chapters include: Revising
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Kati Clair
Feb 21, 2015 Kati Clair rated it really liked it
Quick and insightful read. The chapter on Spiritual Conversation Styles alone is worth the .99 Kindle price. So spot-on it had me loling at points. I thought that Chapter One ("God's Three-Fold Speaking") was brilliant. Altogether, an extremely helpful reminder to continually allow our "script" to be revised, a process in which other members of the Body are crucial. There are many needed admonishments in this book, applicable to people of many different backgrounds. Highly recommend!
Wyndy
Apr 20, 2011 Wyndy rated it really liked it
I found this book interesting and easy to read. Viola asks us to examine our Christian life and habits to make sure that we are actually living a life that is following Jesus' example and not one that is strictly based on habits learned from our church and fellow Christians. We all fall into habits, it doesn't hurt to examine them and see which ones are good and which ones need to be revised. His 10 chapters each deal with an area that is easily influenced by culture and social expectations espe ...more
Mark Sisson
After reading the excellent Pagan Christianity by Viola and Barna, expected good things from this book. The table of contents looked intriguing, but the topics weren't addressed as well as I thought they might have been. I had the feeling at times that the author was merely drifting into pet peeves. The book certainly contains some issues worth addressing, and brings out some things to think about, but in and of itself, not a lot of substance.
Debby
Jul 11, 2011 Debby rated it liked it
Shelves: non-fiction
Not as good as Pagan Christianity;however, he has "some" good things to say. It's a book worth checking out, as we can alweys use "revision" in our thinking, doing and saying towards one another as Christians.
David
Jul 31, 2012 David rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I really love this book. Read it years ago. Simple and profound. My first heartbeat for something different.
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Hi Friends. I write books that seek to make the Bible come alive and throw fresh light on old or neglected subjects.

Here are my published books:

THE DAY I MET JESUS
JESUS NOW
GOD'S FAVORITE PLACE ON EARTH
REVISE US AGAIN
JESUS MANIFESTO
JESUS: A THEOGRAPHY
FROM ETERNITY TO HERE
REIMAGINING CHURCH
PAGAN CHRISTIANITY
FINDING ORGANIC CHURCH
THE UNTOLD STORY OF THE NT CHURCH

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