Book Review in Three: Extreme Ownership

Some books you read for lesiure.  Some books you read for a kick in the pants.  Extreme Ownership: How U.S. Navy Seals Lead and Win by Jocko Willink and Leif Babin is the later kind of book.   At it’s core, the book drives home this powerful point:  Effective leaders take complete ownership of everything…

Andy Stanley’s Irresistible: Epilogue Part II

In my last installment of my review of Stanley's book I'd like to focus on the word Irresistible in the title. Ever since I dove into this book, I've thought the title to be incredibly ironic. Stanley is deeply troubled that people are not experiencing authentic faith. He is deeply troubled that American Christians don't…

Andy Stanley’s Irresistible: Epilogue Part I

Having given my thoughts and refutations to Stanley's claims in my previous posts, I wanted to climb up to look at his book from 30,000 feet. Stanley's thesis is that the church in the west has an apologetics problem. I believe him on this point. Not too long after I finished Irresistible Ligonier Ministries released…

Andy Stanley’s Irresistible: Chapters 21-24 Reviewed

As we look at the final section of this book, we see the real heart of why Stanley wanted to write it. He's noticed something we should all be very concerned about: Christians don't know what they believe and they don't know how to share the gospel. Our roots in the West, if we think…

Andy Stanley’s Irresistible: Chapters 10-12 Reviewed

Let's pick up were we left off... I mentioned in my previous post that a good lie has a good deal of truth in it. The core of this combination comes out in the way Stanley uses the words fulfillment and replacement. For him, the Old Testament was fulfilled so that it could be replaced.…

Andy Stanley’s Irresistible: Chapters 1-2 Reviewed

I can picture the view from Andy Stanley's position. He looks out among rolling secular hills and see that more and more millennials are leaving the church, and adopting a religious affiliation of "nones." He hears the overplayed statistic in the wind that over 80% of teens leave the faith after high school. He watches…