Religion Saves by Mark Driscoll

When I was offered the chance to particpate in the blog tour for Religion Saves: And 9 Other Misconceptions I jumped at the chance. This topic is near to my heart. Somewhere along the way it seems we have lost the idea that it is Jesus that is the most important not religion. This book deals with some of the mose controversial misconceptions such as birth control, humor, grace, and sexual sin. (Just to name a few)
I enjoyed Mark Driscoll’s writing style tremendously. I listened to one of his sermons to see if he was as personable a speaker as he was a writer….and he definitely is! I appreciated how the topics were presented, Mr Driscoll builds a strong biblical foundation for each misconception and presents it in a clear consise manner with facts and figures too. These are topics I feel need to be addressed in the Church more often and this is a great resource to start the conversation. One of the best things about this book to me is that Mark Driscoll treats each side of the misconception with respect. Religion Saves broadened my perspective and made me think of my own misconceptions. A must read for all of those out there struggling with some of todays most challenging misconceptions.

About the Book:
Religion SavesAfter 343,203 online votes on the Mars Hill Church website, nine questions for Pastor Mark Driscoll emerged as the ones most urgently calling for answers.

Inspired by 1 Corinthians, in which Paul answers a series of questions posed by the people in the Corinthian church, Pastor Mark Driscoll set out to determine the most controversial questions among visitors to the Mars Hill Church website. In the end, 893 questions were asked and 343,203 votes were cast. The top nine questions are now each answered in a chapter of Religion Saves.

After an introductory chapter devoted to the misconception that religion is what saves us, Driscoll tackles nine issues: birth control, humor, predestination, grace, sexual sin, faith and works, dating, the emerging church, and the regulative principle. Because the purpose of this book is to address commonly asked questions, all readers will find relevant, engaging material, written in Driscoll’s distinctively edgy, yet theologically sound style.

About the Author:
mark Mark Driscoll is the founding pastor of Mars Hill Church in Seattle, one of the fastest-growing churches in America. He is president of the Acts 29 Church Planting Network and is the author of several books, including Vintage Jesus.

Pastor Mark preaches on Sunday, trains pastors, and writes curriculum. Mark is married to his high school sweetheart, Grace, and they enjoy raising their three sons and two daughters.


You can read an excerpt HERE.

You can buy the book HERE.

And you can read what others bloggers thought of the book HERE.


1 Response to “Religion Saves by Mark Driscoll”

  1. 1 Kristen August 3, 2009 at 8:47 pm

    I really like Mark Driscoll. I watch his teaching online all the time and have read a few of his books. I like his down to earth approach and how he is not afraid to tackle the subjects we all really need answers on.

    This was a great review!

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