It means so much to me when people take time to read the advance copy of An Irreligious Faith and jot down their thoughts. This review from Jeanne who describes herself as “just an ordinary person,” was so encouraging!
“Glenn Hager describes so much of what I am, where I am. It sometimes seems downright scary. To think that, within my particular church culture, I feel all alone, and then read what Glenn has to say about himself and his travels. It makes me feel not so alone. If I am here, then maybe others within my very same church may be on the same road in a different lane.
Glenn puts into words those thoughts in my head that were only vague ideas floating around, kind of like the world before creation. And not meaning to be irreligious, Glenn, like the Holy Spirit, brings order from the chaos in my mind. He said it all comes down to relationships and knowing people as individuals. He was right! When we know individuals, we can’t conveniently bunch people together and use the pronouns, “they” and “them.”’
I have often wondered what would happen if we showed up one Sunday to find the church building had been confiscated by the government and the pastor had been imprisoned. What would we have without our Sunday morning show and our professional clergy? What would we do?” Yes, what would we do? We’d have to do what people in other countries do that find themselves in this spot. We’d finally emulate Jesus.
I could continue to quote parts of the book that make me want to shout out, “YES!” But what would be better is to read the book for yourself. If you are the least be discontented with the status quo, if you are wondering why others are discontent and you aren’t, or if you just want to see what is going on outside your circle, read An Irreligious Faith. You just might meet some interesting people, some Jesus-lovers”.
Jeanne – Rio Rancho, New Mexico