THE OUTSIDER AND THE WORD OF GOD by James E. Sellers

THE OUTSIDER AND THE WORD OF GOD

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KIRKUS REVIEW

A great many people have no contact with the Church, and a great many that seem to be in it are not taking its ways seriously enough to make the slightest difference in how they live or think. These are the outsiders, in the mind of Mr. Sellers, and the Church has been doing a worse job with them than it has to. Partly, we haven't recognized that the Outsiders exist, partly we haven't understood that they don't speak our language, and partly we have let a watered-down Gospel pass for Christianity. This last drives the outsider either to scorn or complacency. All this and a lot more is in this fast-paced book which could be so useful if more than the Clergy will read it. It's the kind that every Parish should buy and pass around among all those who hold leadership. The layman may have a bit of hard going in Chapters 2 and 3, but it will be worth it, and all the more because, when these tracings through history and philosophy have been read, the relevance of the subsequent ideas is all the more obvious. This is more than a book on mass media.

Pub Date: April 10th, 1961
Publisher: Abingdon Press