Has anyone read John Eldridge’s new book, “Beautiful Outlaw: Experiencing the Playful, Disruptive, Extravagant Personality of Jesus” amazon.com/Beautiful-Outlaw-Experiencing-Extravagant-Personality/dp/0892960884/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1321152683&sr=1-1
I’m intrigued by the author attempt to bring out Christ’s humanity and personality in the Gospels to deepen one’s spirituality with Christ, but given it is written from a evangelical Protestant perspective I’m curious about Catholic reader’s have to say about it, particularly since he attacks “religion” from blinding us to who the “real” Jesus is. :rolleyes:
Has anyone read this book, and would you mind sharing what you thoughts? Aside from the whole religion vs. spiritual thing, is it ok for Catholics to read? Are there any theological issues I should be aware of? If it’s best to avoid this particular book can someone suggest a Catholic alternative?