Read everything this man writes!, March 18, 2007
James A. Evarts "Opinion Emitter" (Keizer, OR United States)
As I read this book, I kept feeling like light bulbs must be appearing over my head. Borg's incredibly deep scholarship paired with his thoughtful and right-hearted approach to Christianity make for a very readable, intelligent book that you can't put down. Let me make it personal. I was struggling with many parts of Christianity that seemed intellectually unpalatable until I read this book. My paradigm shifted, my heart was buoyed, and I'm excited again. Faith is not the same as blind belief in dogmas. That's the short summary. If you don't struggle intellectually with Evangelical Christianity, this book may not do much for you, but your brain is pulling away from your heart and you are praying, "Help me with my unbelief" then this book will surprise and amaze you. Borg communicates all this with the modest voice of a soul-searcher who has gone through the same struggles and done all the scholarly study required to come to the conclusions he has. If you're like me, you'll read this book with enthusiasm and start over as soon as you finish!
*We're Getting There, February 6, 2007
J. Bloomfield (Coral Springs, Florida United States)
Thank God for Marcus Borg. He reveals his insights on the "emerging paradigm" of Christianity which will let many know that they are not alone in the fact that the earlier paradigm of Christianity no longer works for them. Many Christians, myself included, have been "in the closet" and afraid to let others know that much of what they have been taught since childhood hardly makes sense to them as an adult.
"The Heart of Christianity" is a phenomenal study of a mature and evolving faith that I pray continues to unfold for all of humanity!