Our Lord Jesus Christ says, "If you abide in my word, you are my disciples indeed. You shall know the truth, and the truth shall set you free" (John 8:31-32).
Wednesday, February 3, 2010
First thoughts on President Kieschnick's book
CPH just released a book written by LCMS President Jerry Kieschnick titled, "Waking the Sleeping Giant: The Birth, Growth, Decline, and Rebirth of An American Church." I received my copy today and started reading it. I am currently 125 pages into the 197-page book (excluding the Appendices) and I am more than a little unimpressed. It is even more shallow than I anticipated. I keep waiting for President Kieschnick to say something, but he doesn't. Well, maybe that's not fair. He does say stuff - but it's nothing we haven't already heard many times before from him. In fact, I am a little disturbed - even insulted - that much of the book is nothing more than copied-and-pasted statements the president has already made on various topics. I'll refrain from saying more until I have finished the book, but color me unimpressed thus far. I hope it gets better, but I have serious doubts that it will.