My Personal Recommendations
I recently heard on a TV sender an advertisement for a worship CD. While music samples and videos were being played, I heard the background voice boldly proclaim: 'No one knows the 'spirit of worship' like … [and then said the artists name]'!
What the heck?
Nevertheless, I was encouraged to do the same. So, I have asked around my friends (no name-dropping intended here) and asked them if they would write a personal recommendation for me to put on my blog. To my surprise, more answered than I expected (that's what it means to be humble). I'm a little embarrassed to post them, but here goes:
"He is my model for holiness and obedience" - Sarah Plant, founder of Holiness Minitries International
"He is so funny, witty, good-looking, I can't help but be jealous" – Simon H, Chairman and Manager of Brill Missions inc and founding memeber of the Society of Excellence in Ministry
"His blogs are inspirational" – Joint statement of the U.S. Senate and British government
"Without Chris's encouragement and inspiration I would never have written the Institutes" - Calvin
"He helped me to take a stand against racism" - Martin Luther King
"He makes me feel so humble while simultaneously inspiring me. He always wins our arguments" - Simon H (again)
"He displays a previously unseen level of academic brilliance" – the entire research department at LST
"Chris? Oh yes. The closest thing to a walking miracle machine I have ever met" - Wigglesworth
"Compared to Chris, I know nothing" - Hengel
"He makes us feel so thick" - debaters on the Future Worship blog
"taught me everything I know" - Renoir
"I'm just finishing my book: 'How to be Like Chris, and why its Important'" – Famous author who preferred to remain anon.
"Pity Anja got there first" – the entire cheerleader squad for the Miami Dolphins
I have many more in my Inbox, but I'll leave them till later as I wouldn't want anyone to think I was being proud …