Thursday, November 19, 2009

the Karma of Jesus

Information taken from the BethanyHouse website.

Are you reaping what you've sown?

Whether we call it Karma or not, life seems to be based on cause and effect. If we do something good, we expect (or hope) good will return. Do something bad, and bad will result. Indeed, the ancient idea of Karma--reaping what we sow--is recognized in almost every religion in the world. But this principle sets an inescapable trap: If "what comes around goes around," then every small mistake will haunt us to the bitter end.

Is that it, though? Is this our destiny?

In this provocative book, Mark Herringshaw boldly explores two mutually exclusive visions of life: Karma and grace. Prompted by a chance-conversation with a spiritually curious young man, he gives us a probing look at the implications of Karma and the relevance of Christ's life.

Mark Herringshaw is a pastor, sought-after teacher, and conference speaker. The coauthor of two previous books, he leverages the crafts of storytelling, biblical scholarship, and scientific research to make complex ideas simple, practical, and transformative. Mark and his family make their home near St. Paul, Minnesota.

You can read an excerpt of the book HERE.

You can read an amazing Q & A with the author HERE that tackles questions like "How do you justify connecting and Eastern spirituality concept like "karma" with the gospel of Jesus Christ?".

Here is the author talking about his book:

Thanks so much to BethanyHouse for sending me a review copy of this book.


I loved this book. I think it is great! Herringshaw writes in an incredibly down-to-earth, easy to understand way. Anyone could read and understand this book and learn something from it too. I appreciated the honesty in this book. Don't be freaked out by the title- this is a completely biblically sound book. Personally the title actually drew me to the book in the first place but when I told my husband what I was reading he gave me one of those raised eyebrow kind of looks... I have told him he needs to read it next :)

1 comment:

Anna said...

I, too, read this book and loved it! Very intriguing and riveting. It's insights left me pondering for days.

I also particularly liked one of Herringshaw's websites:

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