Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, soul, strength, and curiosity….. Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant. Love is curious…. Curious???
Barnabas Piper in The Curious Christian convincingly connects curiosity to work, leadership, media, culture, racial tensions, as well as our Christian life. His integral weaving of curiosity into every aspect of life is valuable and helpful. I also appreciated his comprehensive take, helping satisfy some of my curious questions about curiosity: What is right and appropriate? Boundaries? How? What questions? Why do we lose our curiosity? What helps grow it? What is the benefits?
However, what stood out to me the most is his linking curiosity to love. Love of God and love of neighbor. Essentials of the Christian life. How can we truly love God and others without being curious about them? What do you like? What interests you? What pleases you? What don’t I know about God and others that would enrich my relationship? How can I truly love you better? If God is holy, what does it mean to be holy? How can I be holy? Thank you, Barnabas Piper, for sparking a curious thirst and hunger in me. May all who read his book find a similar enrichment and a similar hunger to seek the Lord! (More on my blog at http://astonescry.blogspot.com/2017/03/review-curious-christian.html ).
*I received this copy from the publisher in exchange for my honest review. I was not required to write a positive review.