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How to be Perfect by Daniel M. Harrell

My Thoughts:
I haven’t finished reading How to Be Perfect: One Church’s Audacious Experiment In Living the Old Testament Book of Leviticus. It gives to cause to pause, wonder, contemplate and reread. If you’ve ever had trouble reading Leviticus and wonder what in the heck all that boring gobbledygook is doing in the bible — or if you’ve just tried to read Leviticus and gone to sleep — you’ll want to read Daniel Harrell’s book.

How to Be Perfect will not put you to sleep. It is funny, it is thought provoking, it is convicting, but it isn’t boring. If you want to better understand the roots of our Christian traditions and you want an even clearer picture of just how radical Jesus’ teachings were in the context of the culture he lived in, you’ll want to read this book. You’ll find sample pages below.


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How to be Perfect

FaithWords (January 5, 2011)

***Special thanks to Sarah Reck,Web Publicist, Hachette Book Group for sending me a review copy.***


Daniel M. Harrell is senior minister of Colonial Church in Edina, Minnesota. For 23 years he served as a minister at Park Street Church in downtown Boston. He is the author of Nature’s Witness: How Evolution Can Inspire Faith as well as numerous articles that have appeared in Leadership Journal, Christianity Today, The Christian Century, and Regeneration Quarterly. He holds a PhD in developmental psychology from Boston College and has lectured at Fuller Seminary, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, Gordon College, and Boston University. He lives somewhat obediently by grace in Minneapolis with his wife and daughter.

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Product Details:

List Price: $19.99
Hardcover: 240 pages
Publisher: FaithWords (January 5, 2011)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 044655717X
ISBN-13: 978-0446557177


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