Tuesday, April 18, 2017

The Curious Christian - A Review

The Curious Christian

Barnabas Piper

A Review

A broad look at curiosity and the Christian, the author makes a solid case for the role curiosity plays in the life of a believer – whether the ordinary layman living a rather mundane life or the scholar who is researching questions of lasting consequences.  Questions are part of being human – whether it is in culture, the sciences, or faith.

The author explores a number of questions related to curiosity:
  1.      What are we to be curious about?
  2.      Are there topics which are out of bounds?
  3.      How do we satisfy our curiosity? 
  4.      Are there eternal consequences for our curiosity?  
My favorite chapter was actually the final chapter – “How to Live a Curious Life’ in which the author provides 12 takeaways for living the curious life. It summarizes much of what has been discussed in the earlier parts of the book.  

Ultimately, I was somewhat disappointed in the books presentation. It did not draw me in, nor was it as practical as I would have liked. Much of it consists of a description of one man’s personal journey as a curious person – perhaps of interest to some, not to this reader. This is one book I will not be adding to my permanent library.
This review is based on a free copy provided by the publisher for the purpose of creating this review.  The opinions expressed are mine alone.  

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