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  • kevin@vineyardcentral.com
    Apr 29, 2001
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      Russ,

      I read your review at Amazon....well done! Does your church have a web
      site? Ours is at http://www.vineyardcentral.com

      Kevin



      --- In findingfaith@y..., "Russ Noland" <russ@c...> wrote:
      > 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@v... [mailto:kevin@v...]
      > > Sent: Thursday, April 19, 2001 5:02 PM
      > > To: findingfaith@y...
      > > 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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