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Jesus in the Margins by Rick McKinley
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May 10, 2010

really liked it

This was a birthday present, and was much appreciated. I'm still trying to figure out what (if anything) I believe, and this was a really interesting book and not unlike Blue Like Jazz.

The idea is that a lot of times, people feel like they need to be perfect to be sort of accepted by God and Jesus, and that sometimes they won't start going to church until they feel ready to get their lives together. But Rick McKinley posits that it isn't necessary to do that, because Jesus has never been about only being around the "good" people. He befriended a prostitute, remember?

So the idea is that Jesus' whole point, almost, was to reach out to the people who needed Him and not just the people who were the best people around.

Very interesting; I'd like to read more of his books.

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