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You've seen them, haven't you? They ride in the front seats of expensive cars and drive headlong into a brick wall. And then they do it again. And again. They're crash test dummies. Why do they keep doing the same dumb thing over and over again? Or maybe a better question is, why do we?

In this six-week study on the Book of Judges, author Talbot Davis explores the stories o
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Paperback, 112 pages
Published September 19th 2017 by Abingdon Press
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Karen
Sep 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing
If you told me that a study of the book of Judges would be a "I couldn't put it down" experience, I would have seriously doubted. Yet "Crash Test Dummies" is just that! So many nuggets of wisdom, I started underlining in the introduction.

Anyone who uses John Irving's "A Prayer for Owen Meany" to illustrate a point is an instant friend to me!

Davis does not dance around issues of racism, sexism, ageism, addiction and stereotyping; he stomps all over them with biblical authority. And presents the
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Heather Faye
Feb 21, 2018 rated it liked it
This book had some great nuggets of wisdom. It also shed a new light on judges. Like judges, it is incredibly redundant. The author often says the same sentence or phrase many, many times in the same chapter or even on the same page. While this often illustrates the cyclical nature of The Jewish people's relationship with God, it became annoying enough that it was detracting for me. If you can squeeze past some of the monotony, there are really good gems of truth to find. We read it in a group a ...more
Sutah
Nov 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Keep making the same mistakes over over and over again. Great book on recognizing these patterns and the fix for these dumb mistakes.
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Good Group Study

We used this as one of weeknight studies and it encouraged fantastic discussions that often ran longer than the normal hour we met.
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Talbot Davis is the pastor of Good Shepherd United Methodist Church in Charlotte, North Carolina, a congregation known for its ethnic diversity, outreach ministry, and innovative approach to worship. He has repeatedly been recognized for his excellence in congregational development and has received the conference's Harry Denman Award for Excellence in Evangelism. Since Talbot began serving at Good ...more

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