Joshua harris i kissed dating goodbye book
I heard about people who felt like the only way to be accepted by God was to do the things the church culture seemed to demand and live up to a standard that the “good families” set.I heard about ways that we leaders hadn’t listened to those who disagreed with us.As I listened to those stories I began to see a new side of church life. I heard how values could be applied in graceless ways.Ever since I had come to the church I had been a leader of one kind or another. I heard about people feeling rejected if they didn’t measure up.He also recognizes that there are some people who have benefited from it, for which he’s thankful.More of his journey and change of heart will be explained in a documentary slated to release next month.That was the beginning of a dawning realization that my own book could contribute to this kind of unhealthy culture in a family or in a church community. Stepping away from being “the leader with answers” to being “a student with questions” gave me a willingness to engage with new perspectives—even those that made me uncomfortable.Studying church history helped me see that every generation of Christians has blind spots and makes mistakes.
For a long time I ignored the voices of those who didn’t appreciate my book or its ideas on relationships.He says, In his statement, Harris highlights a few flaws he sees in his book and how it’s confused people, hurt people and held back some in fear.In light of those concerns, his publisher supports his desire to discontinue the book’s publication, so future copies will not be printed.They weren’t just faceless people on the internet, they were my friends.Listening to their stories gave me the courage to their experiences with my book.