Read The Curious Christian: How Discovering Wonder Enriches Every Part of Life Online Free - Curiosity is such a childish word, right?
Not so fast. Just because we grow up doesn’t mean we should lose our wonder at the world, or the people around us. When we do, we lose so much because curious is how God made us to be.
Without curiosity a Christian’s life is incomplete. His relationship with God is incomplete. His connections to others are incomplete. He doesn’t know how to interact with the world around him—politics, media, art, entertainment, science, and so much more simply fly past or overwhelm him. Without curiosity he can never discover deep things, deep connections God tucked below the banal surface of life.
Author Barnabas Piper explores what curiosity is, and how it affects relationships. What if people so sought to learn about each other that the most unlikely people became advocates and friends?
It would be transformative, and it would stem from curiosity.
|Title||:||The Curious Christian: How Discovering Wonder Enriches Every Part of Life|
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February 07, 2017
The fact that a book called “The Curious Christian” feels like the optional reading in a course filled with required textbooks is exactly why Piper’s work is so necessary. To be curious is to live a life that is open and humble and full, and that hardly sounds optional.
Routines are easy. They’re...
March 26, 2017
I’m biased because I absolutely love this author, but I’ll try my best to be as objective as possible.
First of all, I must admit that the theme of the book wasn’t very appealing to me in the beginning; thus I assume I actually belong to that group this content was intended to.
I found very interes...
February 09, 2017
In his last book "Help My Unbelief", Barnabas Piper wrote about doubt and questioning your faith in your Christian walk. We are finite beings who struggle to understand an infinite, powerful God. Not to mention that God chose to reveal himself in a way that sparks questions instead of providing e...
March 22, 2017
Curiosity is an interesting thing. For some, it is a childish idea; a nuisance that is only a waste of time. But for others, it is curiosity that spurs on their discovery of new ideas. For Christians, Piper argues, it is an integral part of knowing God better and serving others more.
I really enjo...
February 09, 2017
I have never thought about the concept of curiosity in the context of Christianity. Often, in my personal experience, there is an aversion in many Christian circles to curiosity driven by fear of temptation toward sin. When I saw the title of this book I must confess I thought, "Why would a Chri...
February 26, 2017
I definitely enjoyed reading Barnabas Piper's newest book, The Curious Christian. In this book, he explores what it means to be a curious person and argues that Christians should be more curious. The first half of this one was my favorite. It is "To Be Christian is to Be Curious." The second half...
October 13, 2017
I struggled with this book. I mean that as a compliment and I hope the author--should he ever read this humble review--will take it as one.
I struggled with the book because I wrestled with the idea that curiosity is not really as important as the author makes it out to be. I'll admit that the ske...
March 06, 2017
When I started this book I wasn't impressed because I consider myself curious. It all seemed like common sense. Then as I read it became clear how my arrogant presumptuousness was actually a hindrance to curiosity. This book improves as it progresses and was deeply enjoyable.
February 19, 2017
This is the first book by Barnabas Piper I've read...and to say I was curious about it (putting puns and cliches aside) when I first heard about it is to put it lightly. The subtitle, "How discovering wonder enriches every part of life," intrigued me because I'd been worn down over the last handf...
March 06, 2017
Beginning with Adam and Eve, Barnabas Piper shows us that God designed humanity to be curious and creative; but their curiosity went too far and they sought to have that which wasn't theirs to possess. Now creation is broken, you and I are broken, and so is our curiosity. But wait... how can curi...