|Author calls Christians back to following Jesus|
|Written by Staff|
|Wednesday, 15 July 2009 10:41 AM America/New_York|
Mark Steele, author and president of movie company Steelehouse Productions, examines lessons gleaned from his own Christian journey in Christianish: What If We're Not Really Following Jesus At All? (978-1-434-76692-2, $14.99, David C. Cook), releasing this month.
Quick to point to a background that includes stand-up comedy rather than theology, the author uses humor to make his points, such as Christians pretending their lives are perfect, which he addresses in the first chapter.
"When we are public about the 'rough stuff,' we communicate that God is able to deliver us through the 'rough stuff,' " he said. Other chapters look at materialism and lack of patience, transformation and when God says "no." The end of each chapter "skews toward where we are landing in the right direction," he said.
While the book includes many points that will challenge readers, Steele insists he's not a cynic concerning the church, but that he is, first and foremost, addressing his own problems.
"I think it's easy to look at a title like Christianish and wonder if I'm taking a jab at the church, but it's actually an attack on my own life," he said.
"I started questioning how many of my decisions and actions and words actually line up with the way He wants me to live."
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