Peter Rollins Will (Not) Challenge Your Faith

Peter Rollins’s new book has dropped. Here’s how my endorsement reads on Amazon:

“Caveat emptor. Let the reader, the Christian, the skeptic beware, for with The Idolatry of God, Peter Rollins has taken his theological program of turning everything we believe upside down to the next level. Not content to simply subvert how we believe, Rollins now turns his attention to what we believe. If you don’t want your faith challenged, don’t read this book.” (Tony Jones, author of A Better Atonement )

But here’s how it reads on the back of the actual book:

“Caveat emptor. Let the reader, the Christian, the skeptic beware, for with The Idolatry of God, Peter Rollins has taken his theological program of turning everything we believe upside down to the next level. Not content to simply subvert how we believe, Rollins now turns his attention to what we believe. If you don’t want your faith challenged, do read this book.” (Tony Jones, author of A Better Atonement )

See the difference? Read the last sentence again. They even put it in italics, so as to highlight my typo. An editor caught my typo and corrected it in August, but it still made the back of the book as-is. Pete thinks this will make the first printing a collector’s item, but I doubt that.

No matter my typographic skills, it’s a great book, and I highly recommend it. When Pete’s first book came out, I said that I wouldn’t talk about emergent Christianity with anyone who hadn’t read it. I can’t say that I stuck to that promise, but it was the sentiment that counts!

  • Kevin

    I am behind in my reading! I need to hurry up and read Insurrection so I can read this one too. Unchallenged faith creates stagnant thinking and living (at least that’s been my experience).

  • Phil Miller

    I was tired of having my faith challenged anyway…

  • Ric Shewell

    Bummer!

  • http://www.nature.com Agnikan

    I want my faith challenged. I shouldn’t read this book.

  • toddh

    I was excited for this one, but I checked out the sample on my kindle and wasn’t impressed. Somebody tell me it gets better and is worth reading.

    • http://whoisrobdavis.wordpress.com Rob Davis

      “It’s a great book, and I highly recommend it.” – Tony Jones

  • toddh

    I was excited for this one, but I checked out the sample on my kindle and wasn’t impressed. Somebody tell me it gets better and is worth reading…

  • http://www.theupsidedownworld.com Rebecca Trotter

    Some time ago I prepared a program for a memorial service for a friend’s father. My typo was: “Dick Mauer, BELIEVED father of Todd and Jenny . . . ” (Clearly, that was supposed to be beloved, not believed.) D’oh! Typos.