Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Teaser Tuesday!

Yes, I missed two Tuesdays but I'm back on track now. Today's teaser comes from The Shack by William P. Young. This is a very interesting book. As it is Christian Fiction, it will probably turn a lot of people away. I think that it should be given a chance though. It's very unique. I'll write more once I'm finished but for now here is your teaser from page 179. Jesus is talking to Mack during a very difficult time in Mack's life.

"As well-intentioned as it might be, you know that religious machinery can chew up people!" Jesus said with a bite of his own. "An awful lot of what is done in my name has nothing to do with me and is often, even if unintentional, very contrary to my purposes."

This is an interesting quote. I'm not to this point in the story yet so I'm unsure of the context. Just by reading that line, I think I get the point though. I have to agree that I think Jesus is probably quite turned off by some of the religous fanaticism that uses His name. No wonder a good chunk of the population are turned off by Christians. I could go on but that's not the point of Teaser Tuesdays. I'll leave it for another time.

1 comment:

Wendi B. - Wendi's Book Corner ~ Rainy Day Reading in Seattle said...

I've heard such good things about this book! Thanks for sharing a teaser :)

Here's my first teaser post:

~ Wendi