Scot McKnight is definitely one of my new favorite authors. I follow his blog. There is a mountain of information he pumps through that blog: book reviews, recent topics discussed among Christians, guest bloggers, thoughts of news reports from a Christian perspective. I read his book The Blue Parakeet: Rediscovering How to Read the Bible and absolutely loved it. It will definitely be one of those books that I can write down in my list of “books used to spiritually transform me.” So, when I read about his newest book, The King Jesus Gospel: The Original Good News Revisited, I immediately ordered it along with one (that my big brother recommeded to me) called Embracing Grace so that Diane could bring it to me when she came. I started The King Jesus Gospel tonight. I absolutely loved the foreword written by NT Wright and Dallas Willard.
Here is a clip from Wright’s piece that I love:
… The Christian faith is kaleidoscopic, and most of us are color-blind. It is multidimensional, and most of us manage to hold at most two dimensions in our heads at any one time. It is symphonic, and we can just about whistle one of the tunes. So we shouldn’t be surprised if someone comes along and draws our attention to other colors and patterns that we hadn’t noticed. We shouldn’t be alarmed if someone sketches a third, fourth, or even a fifth dimension that we had overlooked. We ought to welcome it if a musician plays new parts of the harmony to the tune we thought we knew.
We ought, in other words, to welcome a book like this one from Scot McKnight… (page 11)
I am so excited to get into this. I am also in a place in our ministry here where I feel that God is pushing me, stretching me, calling me to do things I have never done before. In all things it is my prayer that I walk with his Spirit. He leadeth me.