WHATCHU TALKIN BOUT WILLIS?

I grew up when Diff'rent Strokes was a popular television show. That's no big deal unless your last name is Willis. To this day I still hear those famous words popularized by Arnold: "Whatchu talkin bout Willis?" Usually they are uttered by someone looking at me as though I may have never heard it before. Yeah, right! Well this blog is what I (Willis) am talkin bout...my thoughts, observations & opinions. Enjoy...



Thursday, February 05, 2009

I became a Christian...


I just finished Vince Antonucci's book - "I became a Christian and all I got was this lousy t-shirt." This book came my way via a friend and admittedly I wasn't sure what to expect. I've heard Vince preach and I've read his blog so I wasn't totally in the dark. Yet, the title still peaked my curiosity. I won't explain it because it might spoil your interest in reading this book & I'd suggest that you do. It's a fast read and Antonucci serves up lots of great anecdotes and plenty of quick witted humor. You won't be "James Bored" (p. 170) while reading. If you are always looking for great stories then book is well worth $13! But it's much more than just sermon illustrations. I was especially impressed with his challenge to "abide in Jesus." It resonated deeply with me. There's is much here in the way of clear thinking from a brother who gets it and is trying to get others to get it too! My favorite chapter was on "Mission." Antonucci won't be confusd with Cottrell or MacArthur, but there is plenty of room in the kingdom for real life books by guys like Vince Antonucci - books thast inspire, encourage & motivate.


(I did appreciate his Whatcha' Talkin 'Bout Wills? reference on Page 13.)

6 comments:

aaronsaufley said...

One of the best books I read last year (and I read a bunch of good books in '08). As good as it was, his second book will (I think) be even better (he allowed me to have a sneak peek).

David H. Willis said...

So when are you going to right a book? I pretty sure you've got a good inside you somewhere.

Laura Saufley Photography said...

He's already working on it! It's gonna be a good one too. Maybe he'll come on here and tell you all about it. : )

David H. Willis said...

Great news!

aaronsaufley said...

Yeah, it's now in the hands of my "editors". I've got 5 people reading the manuscript over from different perspectives.

It's called "The Jumbo Shrimp Gospel: Living Out the Paradoxical Message of the Kingdom of God".

That's all I'll say about it. Wouldn't want to ruin the surprise! Will let you know when its available.

David H. Willis said...

I'm lovin it already! Can't wait.