1 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Since I heard in advance that the central thesis of this book is, "we do not go to church to worship God", I was prepared in advance to be un-impressed. But I was still surprised by the poor, or non-existent exegesis that Roberts uses to attempt to back up his bizarre claim.
As I read through carefully, I was amazed at the huge swathe of relevant and helpful things that Roberts failed to say about worship. No-one really believes that worship is such a tiny subject as this book makes it out to be.
In fact, Roberts reserves his greatest energies for ridiculing those who believe that worship means something more.
His chapter, "The place of Music and Singing"… Read more
11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
As a non-Muslim I'll never go to a Hajj, so it was great for me to read this account of what goes on. Safiya Hussain was raised as a Muslim, but she has "outsiders eyes" as she relates her experience, explaining the significance of the various rituals, and also giving her very human reaction to everything she saw.
As a new writer I think she's done very well indeed, bringing the reader into her private wishes and emotions, while also providing actual information.
I downloaded this free for Kindle, so it was very good value!
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
I know that some people have read this book and have not been dramatically affected by it, but take care - you may not be one of them!
I've bought this book for friends many times. Their reactions have ranged from, "yes it's good", to dramatically life-changing.
Joy Dawson's theology is completely orthodox, but also quite radical. She makes connections and brings practical application.
Recommended for new Christians, old Christians, and those who are still uncertain about all this God stuff.
Only take care - you may be changed forever.