It seems inevitable that a book that handles such a topic will prove controversial and have some difficulties in recommending a way forward. But Wittmer tries his best to parse out the ‘logic’ of his proposal. The dichotomy is obvious, and the tensions attempting to balance it in this life is palpable. After all, we are merely finite beings living a ‘dual’ life (i.e., earthly and heavenly) under earthly limitations. “A good life is like good jazz,” Wittmer writes. “It has rhythm. The best lives alternate between creation and redemption, family and church, work and play.” But is it that simple an outworking? Nevertheless, the book deals with a prevalent issue that confronts us all. Jen Michel critiques the book in the attachment below.
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