Confessions of a Caffeinated Christian (Fischer, John)

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In this often humorous collection of personal stories, reminiscent of his popular book, Real Christians Don't Dance, John Fischer relates his sometimes bumbling attempts to follow Jesus and live an authentic life of faith. Confessions of a Caffeinated Christian will inspire readers to take their coffee and their conversation to the corner cafe—and drink deeply of full-strength faith. Fischer challenges Christians to move beyond "decaf" Christianity and inject their lives with the hot, powerful, and energizing real thing.

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Fischer—prolific writer, speaker, and musician—continues his tradition of challenging the Christian subculture in this book, which reads like a personal journal and confessional. He reveals how the dictate to share his faith with others led him to view everyone around him as on their way to hell and burdened him with guilt (a guilt which still makes "ordinary, natural friendships almost impossible"). He discusses the errant idea of being a "professional Christian"—about believing he needed to cover up his sin because as a Christian leader, he felt he had to be better than other people. Fischer also delves into personality traits—specifically, his introspection and need for distance. He shares examples from his marriage, from his childhood and in one of the most touching chapters, from an older married couple who were close friends of his. At times he delves into obscure thought patterns and feelings, and his conclusions remain unclear. Coffee is a theme throughout the book, with almost every chapter tied in some way to Fischer's favorite brew, but this format is too weak to hold the book together. The title may lead some to believe that this book is fast-paced or on edge. It's actually quite the opposite, and despite its meanderings and occasional obscurity, Fischer's fans will enjoy his quiet reflections on life. (May)
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