Item description for Praying at Burger King by Richard J. Mouw...
Overview Richard Mouw packs a lot of wisdom into a few dozen small packages. Writing in an easygoing, conversational style, Mouw here considers how the outward life of a Christian should reflect the inner workings of the Spirit. Including beliefnet.com columns of Mouw?s never before collected in book form, these pieces are alternately amusing, touching, and poignant. From the dignity of chickens to a weeping Savior, Mouw shows how an extraordinary God meets us in everyday life.
Publishers Description Richard Mouw packs a lot of wisdom into a few dozen small packages. Writing in an easygoing, conversational style, Mouw here considers how the outward life of a Christian should reflect the inner workings of the Spirit. Including beliefnet.com columns of Mouw's never before collected in book form, these pieces are alternately amusing, touching, and poignant. From the dignity of chickens to a weeping Savior, Mouw shows how an extraordinary God meets us in everyday life.
Citations And Professional Reviews Praying at Burger King by Richard J. Mouw has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Library Journal - 03/01/2007 page 63
Christian Century - 09/04/2007 page 53
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Studio: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.08" Width: 6.61" Height: 0.4" Weight: 0.35 lbs.
Release Date Mar 1, 2007
Publisher WM. B. EERDMANS PUBLISHING CO.
ISBN 0802840469 ISBN13 9780802840462
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More About Richard J. Mouw
Richard J. Mouw is Professor of Faith and Public Life and former president of Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena, California. His other books include"Abraham Kuyper: A Short and Personal Introduction"and"Uncommon Decency: Christian Civility in an Uncivil World." "
Richard J. Mouw currently resides in the state of California.
Richard J. Mouw has published or released items in the following series...
Calvin Institute of Christian Worship Liturgical Studies
Reviews - What do customers think about Praying at Burger King?
Some thoughtful food to savor and relish May 5, 2008
I know some have said they were unhappy with the book being a repackaging of some of Mouw's webblog writings. When I bought the book I didn't know that. A friend had told me it had just been released and would I like to read it. I said yes after reading the author's former book "Calvinism in a Las Vegas Airport" -- which is also another great book.
I will say this... I love this book... it pushes you out of your comfort zone... causing you to think hard about different issues. You might not always agree with him... but I don't think that is always the point... the point is to make you think to question to pray to ask questions to search the scriptures... to grow... to be... to be... engaged in life to reach out to live for christ.
I would highly highly recomend this book to everyone... and his other book "Calvinism and the Las Vegas Airport"
Don't waste your money Sep 2, 2007
I bought this book without realizing that the essays in it were previously posted on his blog. Had I known this I would not have wasted my money and just gone to his blog. Besides that, the essays aren't all that great or insightful and sometimes they are downright silly. Spend your 8 bucks on something useful, or better yet, give it away.
"To see life steadily and to see it whole" Apr 7, 2007
Mouw is a voice of orthodoxy but not "entrenchment" as he uses ordinary events of life to illustrate what a life lived for Christ means in practice. "We need to be conservative about one thing, and one thing alone," he says: "the absolute authority of God's Word. And on the basis of taking that authority with utmost seriousness, we need to be willing to call every other assumption into question."
Matthew Arnold's goal, "to see life steadily and to see it whole" ties together the message of the 36 brief essays in this collection. This is a book to come back to again and again for inspiration, wisdom, and a reminder that we need to live a life "whole" for the glory of God. Mouw's focus is on Christ, but that is not just an otherworldly attitude; it includes caring for every person we meet, at the Burger King, in a cathedral in northern France, or around our own family dinner tables.
If I could give this extra stars, I would, as it represents some of the finest writing I have seen in a long time. Buy the book for yourself and then get another copy or two to share with your friends.