Written by cycleguy on December 15th, 2014


 “We interrupt this program to bring you a special bulletin!”

I know how I used to respond to that….so don’t be throwing something at your monitor/laptop/phone/iPad.

I’m interrupting my posting about Christmas to ask a favor. And no, I’m not asking you to send me money…although…  🙂

Here it is: I just recently finished reading The Fi5th Gospel by Bobby Conway. When I mentioned to some people what I was reading they raised their eyebrows like…say what? But if you look closely it is Matthew, Mark, Luke, John and You. Aptly titled I may add. I think it is a foregone conclusion that many followers of Christ live a life of dichotomy- they say one thing but live another. Most people never read the first four Gospels, but the one they do read is right in front of them. It is Me. It is You.

I am asking now just in case you may be walking away from blogging during the Christmas break; to give you some time to think about my proposition; or to gather the money to buy it.

After the first of the year, I plan to do a weekly series of blogs about The Fi5th Gospel. There is no way I can cover all the good stuff in this book so I wondered if any of you might like to join in with me. My plan is to start January 14th (since I post in the evenings I will actually post at 8:00 on January 13th). Please let me know.

Let me know if you would like to join in on the fun. 🙂 Meanwhile, answer this: how important is it to you for life and words to match?




16 Comments so far ↓

  1. Jeff says:

    I do think it would be fun to discuss the writers ideas on how to live, prosper and be happy but I think I will pass. I will admit I judge people almost solely on how their words line up with their actions. And I hope I am judged the same. And I have no use for Grace to make up the difference.

    • cycleguy says:

      Well, you will certainly have an opportunity to “chime in” on the discussion Jeff. 🙂 Not sure where your grace reference comes in at. I must be rubbing off on you. LOL

  2. Important and something I fail at too often.

  3. Daniel says:

    I try to match my words to my actions, but I am far from perfect and frustratingly so. I will check out this book.

  4. I was hoping for the Fifth Gospel to be about Klingons…but that just me. 😉

  5. the Old Adam says:

    4 isn’t enough?

  6. Extremely important! But as Larry said above, sometimes it’s a struggle.
    Sounds like a great book, Bill; if I can read it in time, I’ll join in the fun!

  7. Kari Scare says:

    When I first read the book title, I thought it might be about Isaiah. I’ve heard it called the 5th Gospel before, though if you think about it, it’s actually the first. Anyway, I think the topic is a good one. Looking forward to it.

  8. I haven’t heard of the book so will need to check it out. Looking forward to reading more on here about it too.

  9. Ben Nelson says:

    I’m not sure what it means to “join you,” but I’m going to do what i can to get the book in hand and read along and join the comments discussion.