Takeaway: Worship, Spiritual Development, Discipleship, all are based on what we do, not just what we think. Plans for growth and worship based primarily on knowledge break down and leave Christians ill prepared for actual life as a Christian.
It has been six weeks since I have finished Imagining the Kingdom and I am still not sure how to write the review. But I finally decided that the review is not going to get better the longer I think about it, it is going to get worse. So I need to just write and apologize for not having fully processed this book.
Imagining the Kingdom: How Worship Works has a deceptively simple premise. Growth is based on practice.
Early in the book is a memorable illustration. Smith, having being influenced by his his wife to read more about eating healthy looks around for a pen to highlight a passage from one of Michael Polen’s books. As he is looking around he realizes that he is sitting (and eating) in a Costco food court.