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Overview Addressing such myths as faith can fix anything, forgiving means forgetting, and a godly home guarantees good kids, Osborne explores the greater truths they obscure.
Publishers Description People don't set out to build their faith upon myths and spiritual urban legends. But somehow such falsehoods keep showing up in the way that many Christians think about life and God. These goofy ideas and beliefs are assumed by millions to be rock-solid truth . . . until life proves they're not. The sad result is often a spiritual disaster-confusion, feelings of betrayal, a distrust of Scripture, loss of faith, anger toward both the church and God. But it doesn't have to be so. In this delightfully personal and practical book, respected Bible teacher Larry Osborne confronts ten widely held beliefs that are both dumb "and" dangerous. Beliefs like these: - Faith can fix anything - God brings good luck - Forgiving means forgetting - Everything happens for a reason - A godly home guarantees good kids ...and more. Get ready to be shocked, relieved, and inspired in the pages of "Ten Dumb Things Smart Christians Believe." Because the truth is meant to set us free . . . not hurt us.
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Larry Osborne is a husband, father, pastor, author and leadership consultant. He has a passion for helping Christian leaders in both the secular and church world succeed and bring glory to God. Since 1980, he has served as one of the senior pastors at North Coast Church in Vista, CA. During that time, North Coast has grown from a fledging group of 128 meeting in a rented high school cafeteria to a multi-site church ministering to over 11,000 in weekend attendance. Larry has a passion for leadership, spiritual formation and discipleship. As a nationally recognized trainer of leaders and pastors, and church planters, he travels extensively, speaking at conferences and mentoring events. His books include: Thriving In Babylon, Mission Creep, Accidental Pharisees, 10 Dumb Things Smart Christians Believe, Spirituality for The Rest of Us, Sticky Teams, Sticky Church, Innovation's Dirty Little Secret, and The Unity Factor. Larry holds both a Master of Divinity and Doctorate degree from Talbot Theological Seminary. He and his wife, Nancy, live in Oceanside, CA. They have three married children and an increasing number of grandchildren.
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TenDumbThingsSmartChristiansBelieve Apr 19, 2010
Thanks for getting the book to me quickly. It's a good read and a great teaching source.
10 Dumb Things Smart Christians Believe Feb 11, 2010
We bought this book for our in home Bible Study. It has already opened people's eyes to myth's they have believed for years and has led to some interesting discussions. I would recommend it to anyone wanting to get deeper into the true meaning of the Bible, either individually or as a group. Larry speaks down on a easy to understand level and everyone is able to follow along! All in all a great book! You won't be dissapointed!
Great book Feb 9, 2010
I thought this was a great book. Really makes you think about life and decisions.
Ten Dumb Things Smart Christians Believe Dec 30, 2009
The author has a razor sharp wit about him. I found the contents of the book to be enlightening; helpful in clarifying confusing misconceptions about why we believed some things were a certain way for so long.
Ten Dumb Things Smart Christians Believe Sep 28, 2009
Interesting read. I couldn't put the book down once I started reading it. I know many Christians have the same issues Larry writes about and Larry explains them very clearly. A great book for all christians and Ten Dumb Things Smart Christians Believebelievers to read.