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131RE: My new book

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  • Russ Noland
    Apr 20, 2001
      I read the book, too, Kevin...I think it's probably the best thing to come
      down the pike in several years now...much better than his other efforts...

      I probably feel that way because, like you, I'm a pastor...

      Russ Noland, Pastor
      Casa Linda UMC
      Dallas, TX

      > -----Original Message-----
      > From: kevin@... [mailto:kevin@...]
      > Sent: Thursday, April 19, 2001 5:02 PM
      > To: findingfaith@yahoogroups.com
      > Subject: Re: My new book
      >
      >
      > Hi everyone,
      >
      > My copy of A new Kind of Christian just arrived today. I read it while
      > at a bookstore last week...couldn't put it down....just sat there and
      > read most of the book. Now that I have a copy of my own I want to go
      > back through it a little more slowly and deliberately this time.
      >
      > Yesterday was a hard day. (I'll be brief and it DOES relate to the
      > book!). I'm a pastor and a couple that has been with us for several
      > month are relocating to another state. On their way out I was served
      > up a full plate of criticism....some I can learn from, some that needs
      > to roll off.
      >
      > Something Brian wrote in the introduction was like a salve to an open
      > wound. "When you're on a really long voyage you have to get beyond
      > asking, 'Are we there yet?' and instead start asking, "Are we making
      > progress?'"
      >
      > I was reminded that progress matters and most failures (especially in
      > this transition time we live in) are just a part of that
      > progress....sometimes I feel like I'm spending a ton of time learning
      > what doesn't work, slowly honing in on what will. We're in a time that
      > demands experimentation. It's not all clear implementation by a
      > standardized, packaged procedure.
      >
      > To live this faithfully will require this mind set that Brian has put
      > forward: progress is important....don't even worry about
      > arriving....just yet....
      >
      > Kevin
      >
      >
      >
      >
      > --- In findingfaith@y..., briancrcc@a... wrote:
      > > Greetings, everyone -- My next book, A New Kind of Christian, will
      > be out any
      > > day. We're going to welcome discussion of A New Kind of Christian
      > here at
      > > this site too
      >
      >
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