I have just picked up Gordon MacDonald’s book Forging a Real-World Faith for a second time. This book had a profound impact on me some six or so years ago, and needs a second look. I am struck in the Introduction by his following statement:
“I created my own word – real-world – and I assigned three dimension of reality to it. First is the place the Bible calls Heaven where the Everlasting God, Creator of everything, dwells. The second dimension is the inner space of the human being with all its darkness and its potential beauty. And the third dimension is the streets upon which we live out our lives as we work, play, love, and struggle.”
This book had deep impact on my world-view, and requires further reflection.
12 September 2006