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Two approaches to mature Christian spirituality are highlighted in these two books, one of which has sold millions of copies, the other one hasn’t. I’ll let you figure out which is which.
Rick Warren’s approach in The Purpose Driven Life is straightforward: in the Bible great things have happened in 40 days. After reading this book for forty days and learning God’s purposes for your life your life can be dramatically changed. And apparently, lots of people attest that this book has spurred such change.
In Messy Spirituality, Mike Yaconelli, on the other hand, believes that Christian maturity is messy and that the times when we feel unspiritual are actually times of growth and maturation. Christian spirituality cannot be neatly packaged and distributed, but requires struggle and sacrifice.
Two interesting takes on the common Christian desire to grow and mature in one’s faith.