I just received an email advertisement from one of the nation’s largest Christian bookstore chains highlighting some new and recommended books that are for sale. Since I don’t want to give away any free advertisement for these books, I will simply give you some of the descriptions that are given for these books, and I would like to see if I am the only one troubled with what I read.
“Drawing simple but powerful truths from the Bible, this book gives you practical guidance for specific types of change, and it links you up with the power to actually make the changes you long to make.”
“In (the name of the book), (the author) insists that we cannot appropriate and enjoy the benefits of God's kingdom until we understand how it operates. As you study such principles as the Kingdom concepts of kings, lord, territory, law, citizens, royal privilege, culture, economy and others, prepare for your thinking about God's kingdom and mankind's destiny to be radically transformed. This book will help you learn to think and act like a Kingdom citizen and the ruler God intended you to be. It will infuse your life as a believer with a new sense of excitement and purpose.”
“Drawing on biblical models like David, Esther and Jesus Himself, this book reveals how personal courage, integrity and determination can help you live at your full potential as a person transformed with God-ordained significance.”
“(The author) offers concise, practical insights you can understand and apply in order to move past hardships and experience a life of purpose and significance.”
I have saved the best for last:
“This book shows how God responds to us when we live in agreement with Him. There is power in the little word "yes" when it becomes the driving force of our lives in both prayer and action.”
As if God couldn’t be God without your permission!
What about a book about living for the glory of God?
Why aren’t deeply theological books not on the best-sellers list?