10 July 2010

Are you reaping what you've sown?

Keiki Hendrix briefly reviews of The Karma of Jesus by Mark Herringshaw

Whether we call it Karma or not, life seems to be based on cause and effect. If we do something good, we expect (or hope) good will return. Do something bad, and bad will result. Indeed, the ancient idea of Karma--reaping what we sow--is recognized in almost every religion in the world.

But this principle sets an inescapable trap: If "what comes around goes around," then every small mistake will haunt us to the bitter end.

Is that it, though? Is this our destiny?

In this provocative book, Mark Herringshaw boldly explores two mutually exclusive visions of life: Karma and grace.

Prompted by a chance conversation with a spiritually curious young man, he gives us a probing look at the implications of Karma and the relevance of Christ's life.

Download the first chapter of The Karma of Jesus as pdf.

About the Author Mark Herringshaw, PhD, currently serves as a teaching pastor at the 7,000-member North Heights Lutheran Church in St. Paul, Minnesota. A conference speaker and seminary professor, Mark is known for leveraging the crafts of storytelling, biblical scholarship, and scientific research to make complex ideas simple, practical, and transformative. Mark has done graduate work at Luther Seminary and Regent College and he holds a PhD in leadership from Regent University. He and his wife, Jill, have four children and make their home in St. Paul.

Buy the book via Amazon. Also available for Kindle.

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