Joshua Harris has addressed a real problem prevalent in today’s religious world. Over and over Harris stresses that Truth matters, but so does attitude. “We don’t have to choose between Truth and kindness. Orthodoxy (Truth) “shouldn’t be a club to attack someone.” Harris mentions an important fact in the question, “Does good doctrine have to lead to being argumentative and arrogant?” Another good quote is, “If we would honor God, we must represent Truth humbly in our words, in our demeanor, and in our attitude.”
Harris does not back down or apologize in representing and teaching Truth as found in the Word of God; however, it cannot be with a mean and spiteful attitude. The core idea represented in his book is that we must be humble even when contending for the Truth.
I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review.