By Larry Osborne
Zealous religion could have a deadly, darkish part. whereas contemporary demands radical Christians have challenged many to be extra obsessed with their religion, the down facet could be a budding vanity and self-righteousness that 'accidentally' sneaks into our outlook.In unintended Pharisees, bestselling writer Larry Osborne diagnoses 9 of the most typical traps that may ensnare Christians at the street to a deeper lifetime of faith.andnbsp; Rejecting makes an attempt to show the decision to stick to Christ right into a new kind of legalism, he exhibits readers how you can steer clear of the enticements of delight, exclusivity, legalism, and hypocrisy,Larry reminds us that makes an attempt to fire up full-on discipleship and phone humans to Christlikeness could be rooted in love and humility. Christians stirred by way of calls to radical discipleship, yet uncertain how one can reply, can be challenged and inspired to improve a really Christlike zeal for God.
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Accidental Pharisees. Avoiding Pride, Exclusivity, and the Other Dangers of Overzealous Faith by Larry Osborne