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Chasing Elephants: Wrestling with the Gray Areas of Life

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Many people know what to believe and why to hold to those beliefs. But the majority of them don’t know how to do when it comes to the countless decisions we must make that the Bible doesn’t specifically address.

Chasing Elephants carefully examines the biblical subject of freedom in Christ. Taking into account values, priorities, accountability, and cultural issues, Author
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Paperback, 192 pages
Published September 5th 2010 by NavPress
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Stephanie  Murphy
This book is a must read for anyone who would like to form a Biblical view point on some of the "gray areas" that surround us in life. Much of this info. is really worth taking into account if you would like to engage in culture and express an accurate Christian world view (do we really have a choice??) For a long time I didn't really want to make a decision on topics like this..I mean it was so constricting to me...and to be fair, I don't think I've had adequate guidance on my own to even begin ...more
Laverne Ombadykow
This book, written by Brent Crowe, gives a very clear list of 16 ways to examine each "elephant" we confront on a daily basis. As Christians, we have freedom to act certain ways on certain issues. However, the Bible commands us to be sensitive to those who are at different stages in their Christian walk and not to cause a brother or sister to stumble. The author states that each issue must be carefully examined - some by a few of the 16 questions and some by more than a few. The questions are ba ...more
Mandy J. Hoffman
MY REVIEW:

Challenging. Convicting. Thought-provoking. Freeing. Beneficial. Implemental.

The intriguing title and cover are the first things to draw you into an intense, yet exhilarating probe of our freedom in Christ in the so-called gray areas of life. Brent has done a fabulous job at writing a book that sticks to the point, isn't full of big words and hard to grasp ideas, and stays true to the Word of God. In the first few chapters He presents the ground work of our freedom in Christ and in the
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John Ausmus
Chasing Elephants was an interesting read and took no time for me to get through it.

The main focus of the book – while we may know what we believe on the black and white topics of the Bible, there are many gray areas of life that require a little more research. Crowe begins his book with several introductory chapters, discussing such matters as freedom in Christ and grace, and then launches into chapter-length discussions of homosexuality, the cyber world, social drinking, entertainment and hum
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Sunflower
Every felt sure about how you stand on basic Christian topics,but maybe have a discussion on the computer or in real life and find yourself, asking yourself, "Are you sure you really know how you feel about a challenging topic".

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As shared by the publisher's description, "Many people know what to believe and why to hold to those beliefs. But the
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Andy Anderson
good book on grace and how to make decisions on todays great debates: homosexuality, cyberworld, social drinking, entertainment and humanitarian efforts. Conclusion: Grace demands more.
Candace
At the beginning of this book, I really enjoyed it. The last few chapters not so much. I wish Brent Crowe went into the humanitarian efforts a little more. Overall it was a good book.
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