Wednesday June 5, 2013- I just finished a book review on Joshua Harris's book "Humble Orthodoxy". Out of all the books I've read this year, this one challenged me the most. Here's my review...
This book absolutely blew me away. I guess the reason is that I have been moving towards becoming the rude orthodox guy lately. I've been guilty of picking apart other people's doctrine but this book really convicted me to take a step back. Josh is a young man filled with wisdom that can only come from God. Since reading, I have become more aware that as a rule, people have reasons for the things they say and believe, and most of the time, they believe what they do because that's what they read in scripture. Now don't get me wrong, if I see someone in error on the essentials of Christianity, I will say something. I'm still very aware of doctrine, because people souls are at stake, but I now try to first look at what is said, why it is said from the other persons perspective, and then try and reason how Jesus would approach the conversation.
I've found that using this formula leads me to a more "Humble Orthodoxy".
Josh inspired me to see orthodoxy more through the eyes of Christ than my eyes who judge and condemn without fully knowing. I've mellowed in my approach and it has made me a happier person with a lot less sin of my own to deal with. Great Book!