The Native Tourist
reformed/biblical observations on Christianity and culture

Friday, April 30, 2004
Blind Ambition

Make that woe.

I just came across a review of a blood-chilling book at the Boundless.com site. Its titled In, But Not Of: A Guide to Christian Ambition and the desire to Influence the World by a radio "personality" Hugh Hewitt.

Here is some of the description from the publisher's website:

"In, But Not Of takes a hard look at Christian ambition, the need to acquire influence in the world, and the appropriate manner for doing so.

Hugh Hewitt has worked for and with people in some of the most powerful and influential positions in the country. He knows what is required to reach and thrive in such positions, and in this book he shares some of that valuable, hard-won knowledge.

In, But Not Of provides readers with valuable insights, wisdom, personal experiences, and advice on how to rise in the world and achieve the kind of radical success that honors God."

Sure it would be nice to be as rich as Bill Gates and use all that money to promote the Kingdom. But I still advocate the slow and steady approach.
In a faithful, culturally active community. With a longterm view.