Kimberly Cain's Reviews > Why Christianity Must Change or Die: A Bishop Speaks to Believers In Exile

Why Christianity Must Change or Die by John Shelby Spong
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Dec 30, 09

bookshelves: non-fiction, spirituality, religion

John Shelby Spong is a brave man, sharing the truth of his own journey in the world of Christianity. A retired Bishop of the Episcopal Church, he understands well how fearful & unmoving an institution can become. He understands that he treads in dangerous waters when dealing with deep-seated beliefs, dogmas & fears within the Church at large, yet he carves a path of forward thinking & does so with loving & visionary clarity.

Christianity, as with all the great sacred institutions, is full of truth & beauty. Unfortunately, much of it has become clouded by the thinking of those who wish to define God once & for all time, & for all others, as well. Spong is masterful at mining the deeper meaning - the essence - of the faith & sharing his insightful views of Christianity's need for change, in order to preserve its meaning & even its existence for future generations.
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