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Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Crucifying Morality by R. W. Glenn (Review)

Crucifying Morality: The Gospel of the Beatitudes by R. W. Glenn

(I received this book for review purposes.)

Genre- Religion / Christian / Nonfiction

Published by- Shepherd Press

Copyrighted- 2013

Number of pages- 128

Age Group- Adult

Description of book- paperback, list price $12.99, ISBN: 978-1936908-530

 

Crucifying Morality: The Gospel of the Beatitudes shows verse by verse how Jesus is describing the type of person who understands God's grace and what it means to be poor in spirit, mournful, and meek,....  At the end of each chapter, there are questions in four different categories: "For Your Head," "For Your Heart," "For Your Church," and "For Your City."

About the author- R W Glenn is currently the Pastor of Preaching & Vision at Redeemer Bible Church in Minnetonka, MN.

My thoughts-

Crucifying Morality, by R. W. Glenn, was eye-opening.  I never realized how distorted my views were about the Beatitudes. One important thing I learned is that the Beatitudes are about me and how I view Jesus.

Many times when I read this book I was reminded of Elsie in the Elsie Dinsmore series, by Martha Finley.  She was the epitome of a person who knew the Bible and followed Jesus's teaching.  One of Elsie's strengths was being meek.  I had thought being meek was a sign of weakness, but it really means, "never asserting itself for its own sake."  That takes real strength.

I did have difficulty reading Chapter Two, of Crucifying Morality, which is based on Matthew 5:3, so I read it twice.  It seemed to me that if I were poor in spirit, I would have low self-esteem.  Now I understand, that isn't true: it's just a difficult concept for me to understand.

There definitely needs to be a version of this book for children.  I would love to study the meaning of the Beatitudes with my children.

Glenn has written a book unlike what we know about the Beatitudes.  I recommend reading it.  Why not find a copy and form your own opinion?

Disclosure of Material Connection- I received Crucifying Morality: The Gospel of the Beatitudes by R. W. Glenn for free from Cross Focused Reviews.  I was not required to write a positive review.  The opinions I have expressed are my own.  I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.  All links were current when posted.

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