M itibaren North Okanagan F, BC, Kanada
Olgunluktan bakıldığında, şiirlerden muaf olmasa da, bir kitap çok basit görünüyor.
I enjoyed this book, but it was more academic than instructional, covering western philosophical thought and visiting historical literature rather than guiding the reader towards achieving peak experiences, which was not what I was expecting. Having studied some philosophy myself, I occasionally felt that Colin Wilson glided over some theories and dismissed them in a rather cursory way. I suppose this is inevitable in a book trying to cover so much, but it irritated me. Why spend half a chapter discussing why Beckett is a misery and failure at life so we should ignore him, but disposing of Foucault in one sentence? Just me, I expect, I still feel that Peak Experiences can be achieved, but I think I was after a different book to help me with this quest.
I love this book. Wilson doesn't provide the theological backbone that Chapell does, but his method is very helpful. Wilson emphasizes the need to cover the whole task in the sermon -- addressing the "4 pages" -- as he calls them -- 1) the sin/problem in the text; 2) the corollary sin/problem in our day; 3) the salvation/redemption in the text; 4) the salvation/redemption in our day. I'd encourage all young preachers to read and follow this book... it's a great starting place.