His chapter on humour was funny; his chapter on contraception was well-thought out; and his chapter on TULIP appeared to be correct and the only way theologically.
I watched this sermon series about a year ago and thought it was quite good; Driscoll gave thorough and thoughtful answers to some very difficult questions, delivered in his characteristically engaging style.
I expected to just skim the book, figuring it would basically be a transcription of the sermons. I was not prepared for the depth of the book, which included far more material, and was, to me at least, even better than the sermons.
My verdict is to skip this read and instead seek out books on the topics you are interested in. When I read this book, I certainly didn't hold this opinion; after all, I was coming out of my emergent church phase, so Driscoll's new Calvinism and "manliness" naturally attracted my freshman soul.
I read this book then and thought it was pretty good.
Not only that, Driscoll now appears to be an egotistical man--he cannot deal with being wrong and seems to have the problems of "manliness run amuck" (Cf. I go with when I read it; for I don't want to discourage others from coming to the book (his chapters on contraception, as previously mentioned, is well thought out, as is his chapter on the regulative principle...
Harvey Mansfield's _Manliness_, which could have its own problems). Though I'd need to read them again to know how well I agree with them).
He was inspired to do this while preaching through 1 Corinthians, a letter in which Paul is answering questions asked by Christians in the city of Corinth.
After nearly 900 questions were submitted and over 300,000 votes cast, Driscoll was able to sort the questions into broader categories, and narrow these categories down to t Three years ago, Mark Driscoll — the pastor of Seattle's Mars Hill Church — asked church members and Internet voters to submit questions they would like to have answered.
The nine categories/questions are: Birth Control — “There’s no doubt the Bible says children are a blessing, but the Bible doesn’t seem to address the specific topic of birth control.