We who preach and write, do so in a manner different from which the Scriptures have been written. We write while we make progress. We learn something new every day. We speak as we still knock for understanding...If anyone criticizes me when I have said what is right, he does me an injustice. But I would be more angry with the one who praises me and takes what I have written for Gospel truth than I would be with the one who criticizes me unfairly. -Augustine


Books

Books take us out of our natural spheres, and enlarge us by taking us to people, places and situations that we couldn’t otherwise go to. They also have the ability to take us to a very scary place deep within the depths of our complex hearts and emotions. When we relate to the characters, something very personal and powerful is dealt with inside of us. It shakes us, it shatters our false exteriors, it unshackles us, it ships us out to go and do the same for another (in God’s name, in His wisdom, and in His love, and not in the way of Eldredge. They remind us of the bigger picture that Eldredge refers to the great epic adventure that we are all a part of. I believe there is a hero in the heart of every man just waiting to be released, albeit incrementally, and that his courage is kindled by both the Cause and by his Comrades. Now his fellow warriors, teachers and statesmen might be of another time, another race, another continent, but the heart that beats within is the same.

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