The first reading we did for the men’s group was the first chapter of Celebration of Discipline. I dunno, I found it extremely powerful. I think I’ve said this before. Growing up I wasn’t into Christian books or theology or whatever. So I’ve actually read very few Christian books. And I’m actually still pretty naive in regards to theology. I just stuck to the Bible, and probably not as deeply as I should have.

Anyways, so when I read “classic” Christian books now, I think they’re more powerful to me because I’ve had to struggle through the things they address. Like when I read Mere Christianity, it was like a breath of fresh air. Just deep, compelling, and nourishing in light of all the stagnant ideas I’d struggled through in my mind. I dunno if that makes sense, but yeah, the book was more powerful having read it after trying to figure things out on my own rather than having read it early on in my Christian life.

I dunno, I feel the same way with Celebration of Discipline I think. I just find it to be extraordinarily powerful and true, more so given my Christian age I think. Maybe I’m wrong.

Anyway, here’s the first paragraph of the book: “Superficiality is the curse of our age. The doctrine of instant satisfaction is a primary spiritual problem. The desperate need today is not for a greater number of intelligent people, or gifted people, but for deep people.” So true.

I dunno, kinda wanna start a jack book discussion centered on this book but that will probably go the way of the Hebrews Bible study. But I dunno, I think it would be good for a lot of us. Although everyone’s probably read it already. I dunno.

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