Our Sunday School class recently read and discussed. Ecclesiastes. The lament of all things being meaningless rang true to most of us. We've all attempted to fill our lives with worldly ventures only to find they held no real reward. Fran Sciacca uses that as an example in his new book So, What's Your Point? which I received as a review item.
This book is divided into an introduction and three main parts where Sciacca discusses his ideas about our identity, purpose, and mission as Christians. The introduction was quite interesting as he discussed the history of the church in the last 60 years. He delves extensively into generational trends that affect the church. This is a great time to read those historical facts as Christians become divided on social issues of our time. Sciacca also discusses the effect of technology on the current population. He has obviously done a lot of research on both of those areas and gives many quotes from others as he goes along.
As the title references, this book focuses on Sciacca's ideas of what we should be asking ourselves as Christians. We are no longer in what he calls the narcissistic church of the '80s, and we've discovered that we need to be missional. The author's premise is that we must look back before we can look forward to discover our purpose.
This book is worth the read. It is a bit wordy for me, but you can't say Sciacca isn't thorough! Many pages are full of quotes from the Bible, other authors, and other sources. He makes his points clearly and takes the time to back them up. If you feel adrift in your purpose in God's plan, this book will get you started asking the right questions.
I received a free copy of this book from Tyndale Blog Network in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own.