by the book or by the heart

by the book or by the heart cartoon by nakedpastor david hayward

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I actually remember the day when I realized that books may inform my life, but they don’t have to rule it. It wasn’t a forced or coerced decision. It was more like a revelation.

It was one of the most liberating moments of my life.

About David Hayward

David Hayward runs the blog nakedpastor as a graffiti artist on the walls of religion where he critiques religion… specifically Christianity and the church. He also runs the online community The Lasting Supper where people can help themselves discover, explore and live in spiritual freedom.

  • http://sspjut.com Shawn Spjut

    Ah David: Your preaching to a bookaholic who grew up escaping reality through fictional immersion into the land of scfy, fantasy, and historical romance. Cutting the umbilical cord to my books is like trying to pry a mother away from her children: not a pretty picture. Of course this might also explain why I struggled with ‘experiential’ Christianity for so long: to suggest the God actually exists outside of Scripture was tantamount to hearsay LOL! You can open the cell door, but you can’t force the prisoner to leave LOL!

  • http://nakedpastor.com David Hayward

    yep. still is ;)

  • evelyn

    David you are really spoiling me in this regard…lol
    you know i have always loved reading till i stopped..i just got fed up of reading at one point…
    Recently a friend of mine told me to read a book but deep within me i am not willing and ready to….
    coz there is a tendency to almost conform to what is written….i can be informed by them….but not be ruled by them..and for now i have too much information that i dont want anymore…..
    i told myself i am going to know God by myself….He is able to reveal Himself to me and His Son……am not ready for any more reading right now…..
    i want to experience God myself and learn from Him….i know He will guide me and show me the way……He is not limited and cant be confined..i hate confinement……and i dont want to confine anybody…..blessings to you

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