I was intrigued and excited when I read the title and subtitle of the latest book I received free from B&H Publishers in exchange for an honest review. The Curious Christian: How Discovering Wonder Enriches Every Part of Life sounded so interesting, however, it was a little disappointing.
It starts out by reminding us that we all need curiosity, something that is prevalent in kids but seems to wane as we age into adulthood. The book talks about being curious in all areas of our lives. The disappointing fact is that the author makes snide “hidden” remarks at times that detracted from the book’s message – obviously he doesn’t like hunting or rednecks or Southern Baptist preachers or a myriad of other things.
There were, however, several quote worthy ideas:
A library that is unused is simply shelf upon shelf of wasted paper, and our unexercised knowledge is no better.
Nothing is out of bounds so long as our curiosity honors God and loves others.
Our knowledge is as trite or meaningful as what we do with it for the love of others and God’s glory.
The book did spark my curiosity as I wondered what the Bible has to say about it. I didn’t find the word curiosity in the Bible, although one particular scripture came up in all my searches.
He said to them, “It is not for you to know times or seasons which the Father has put in his own authority. ~Acts 1:7