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4.0 out of 5 stars Different eyes
I have just finished reading Different Eyes: the art of living beautifully by Steve Chalke and Alan Mann. I found it a very thought provoking read, although I'm not clear that there was a specific journey/path that the book took me on. The book gets the reader thinking about Christian ethics, but rather than being looking at specific situations convincing the reader...
Published on 16 April 2010 by C. Kidd

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3.0 out of 5 stars ok
More morality, but Steve Chalke seems like a decent guy who walks his talk, so do have a look at this.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Different eyes, 16 April 2010
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I have just finished reading Different Eyes: the art of living beautifully by Steve Chalke and Alan Mann. I found it a very thought provoking read, although I'm not clear that there was a specific journey/path that the book took me on. The book gets the reader thinking about Christian ethics, but rather than being looking at specific situations convincing the reader that their way is right, the authors write in a way which challenges the reader to think how they live within a gospel narrative. In short there is very little black and white, and lots of shades of grey.

That's not to say there aren't specific suggestions or nuggets to take from this book, in many ways it's the opposite - I found my pencil was more active than normal in it's underlining and commenting. The book is divided into 4 parts, each containing 2 sections. At the end of each of the four parts we read two small letters written by Christians on opposing sides of an ethical issues, for example, crime and punishment, war and peace making, euthanasia and assisted living, consumerism and wealth, homosexuality and more.

They're heavily influenced by Stanley Hauerwas, so if you want a more scholarly work on Christian ethics in this vein go and read some of his work. This isn't designed to be academic, it's designed to engage normal people, and whilst the lack of thread throughout the book makes it harder, this is a good accessible thought provoking book.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Christian journey, 22 Mar. 2011
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As the previous review states, this is a book to encourage thinking around ethics from a Christian viewpoint.

As is always the case with Steve Chalke, his books come alive with the stories and examples he gives, as well as his marrying the narrative (especially with Moses and the Israelites in the first half of the book) with biblical example.

A good and thoughtful read. Recommended.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Different Eyes, 7 Nov. 2013
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As usual Steve Chalke is an excellent writer as well as a preacher. He has a good understanding of his subject and I would recommend this book to any Christian readers.
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3.0 out of 5 stars ok, 3 Aug. 2014
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More morality, but Steve Chalke seems like a decent guy who walks his talk, so do have a look at this.
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