Anyone who is aware of the happenings in the world right now can tell that something’s off. To those who do not know Christ, it may just seem like something is missing. To those of us who are believers, we know what that something is.
In The Very Good Gospel, author Lisa Sharon Harper attempts to find a realistic, yet effective, way to preach the gospel to a world that desperately needs it. Citing examples from the bible, she applies these narratives to modern day situations in an open and honest way. Throughout the book, she emphasizes the necessity of restoring shalom– peace- to the world by taking a closer look at relationships, prejudices, and longstanding beliefs.
To be honest, I’m having a very difficult time writing this review. From the beginning of the book, I was at odds with her views on the book of Genesis. Rather than accepting it as literal truth, she compared it to ancient Babylonian myths, asserting that it was written by Hebrew priests who were taking pieces of other ancient myths and trying to fit them in with the Hebrew religion. Continue reading “The Very Good Gospel by Lisa Sharon Harper”