131RE: My new book
- Apr 20, 2001I 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
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> From: kevin@... [mailto:kevin@...]
> Sent: Thursday, April 19, 2001 5:02 PM
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> 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
> 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....
> --- 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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