[Book Review: THE GOD WHO SMOKES by Timothy J. Stoner]
One of the reasons I decided to review this book from NavPress was the intriguing title… as well as the last name of the author. “It’s going to be an interesting book,” I thought. As it turned out, my hunch proved right.
This book totally rocks!!!
The tagline of the book is “Is there any room for middle ground?” and Timothy devotes the discussion to the question of Emergent vs. Fundamentalist Christians. This has been a popular debate for the last few years but so far no one has reached any conclusions… that is, before Tim and those who agree with him.
The slightly humorous approach and personal stories that fill the pages make the discussion relatable. In his own unique way, Timothy does not simply criticize Emergent Christians or Fundamentalists, but rather carefully shows the dangerous trends within both movements. Stopping the pendulum of arguments, he comes to the golden middle of who Jesus really was and what He really taught His followers (and us).
This is a book to read for those who are, like me, wondering about the entire contest between “left” and “right.” It is also a book which, while asking good questions, also provides a lot of answers to the important questions of what Christianity means.
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from NavPress Publishers as part of their Blogger Review Program. 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 Commision’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”