World chose The Prodigal Church: A Gentle Manifesto Against the Status Quo as one of it’s four top books in the category of accessible theology. Here’s a quote from the book’s author Jared Wilson:
Grace is what makes Christianity unique among all world religions and philosophies…None of us would have come up with the concept of divine unmerited favor. None of us would have invented the notion that we cannot be good enough or smart enough, that we could not somehow become gods ourselves.
Here are another few good quotes:
If the purpose of worship is to feel good, we stop worshipping God.
Preaching even a ‘positive’ practical message with no gospel-centrality amounts to preaching the law…Don’t treat the Bible as an instruction manual. Treat it as a life preserver.
What you win them with is what you win them to.