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5.0 out of 5 stars sin as vandalism, Dec 5 2001
This review is from: Not the Way It's Supposed to Be: A Breviary of Sin (Paperback)
"Not the Way It's Supposed to Be" is an insightful, thoughtful, and engaging book. I, and no doubt millions of other Christians love Jesus because of his grace and never-ending love. How easy it would be to so focus on these aspects of God and to lose sight of why He is truly so great. Plantinga's book reminds us of the monumental problem that Jesus has saved us from--Sin. Sin is a loaded word. Many people have and still abuse it. Plantinga does not. Plantinga eloquently terms it "Vandalism of God's Shalom"--God's perfect created order. This metaphor shocked me at first, but then opened my eyes. This is a book that will challenge any reader. It is a classic.
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5.0 out of 5 stars sin as vandalism, Dec 5 2001
This review is from: Not the Way It's Supposed to Be: A Breviary of Sin (Paperback)
"Not the Way It's Supposed to Be" is an insightful, thoughtful, and engaging book. I, and no doubt millions of other Christians love Jesus because of his grace and never-ending love. How easy it would be to so focus on these aspects of God and to lose sight of why He is truly so great. Plantinga's book reminds us of the monumental problem that Jesus has saved us from--Sin. Sin is a loaded word. Many people have and still abuse it. Plantinga does not. Plantinga eloquently terms it "Vandalism of God's Shalom"--God's perfect created order. This metaphor shocked me at first, but then opened my eyes. This is a book that will challenge any reader. It is a classic.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely fascinating exploration of sin., Dec 18 1997
This review is from: Not the Way It's Supposed to Be: A Breviary of Sin (Paperback)
This book was ranked as Christianity Today's Book of the Year for 1996, and it is well deserving of the honor. Plantinga has done a remarkable job of describing sin in all its various forms as well as its myriad of subtle dynamics and seductions.
His general thesis is that sin is a disruption of the shalom of God - anything that detracts from the way things are supposed to be. So the Christian task in counteracting the forces of sin in the world is to do whatever possible to restore shalom.
Sin may not seem like a cheery topic, but this book is truly edifying. Highly recommended.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Much wisdom brings misery, July 17 1999
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One of my favorites of all time. Very engaging and insightful although I have been more critical of behavoirs, motives, thoughts since reading it. I took a long time to read it and made extensive notes. Even years later I refer to them regaining important insight into my particular situation. Excellent book!!!
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Not the Way It's Supposed to Be: A Breviary of Sin by Cornelius Plantinga Jr. (Paperback - Feb. 6 1996)
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