Recommended: A much-needed call to exercise discernment
Tim Challies is a well-known name among the Christian blogosphere. Challies provides readers with insightful and sometimes provocative articles daily at Challies.com, as well as snippits of interesting stories around the internet. But he is perhaps best known for his controversial review of the equally controversial book, The Shack (his review can be read here), a review that shows us why he is more than qualified to write on the topic of discernment.
In this two-part review, I will first give a (somewhat) brief overview of the contents of the book, and then delve into the insights I found in its pages.
So why write a book on discernment? Do we really need a book on this subject?
Challies answers that question right away: Yes!
We live in a culture where “anything goes” is the epitomé of all wisdom, even in the church. This book is written for those who look at all that is said and done and ask the hard question, “how can this be right?”; for all who (rightly) “believe it is the duty of every Christian to think bibically about all areas of life so that they might act biblically in all areas of life” (p. 16).