In a marketing sense (what category to use in a search engine) this is a great Christian bookstore. However, manager Michael Adeney states he does not believe in Christian bookstores. Rather he sees himself as a Christian doing a good bookstore. For pragmatic reasons he realizes that Christians are his main target market. Since all truth is God's truth he carries a wide range of books from Muslims and atheists, Protestant & Catholics, emergent and anti-emergent. For example he displays RETURN TO ROME by Francis Beckwith next to IS ROME THE TRUE CHURCH by Norman Geisler. Geisler did his Ph.D. in Philosophy at Loyola University, but sees Rome as a True Church with significant error or a false Church with significant truth. Beckwith resigned his post as head of the Evangelical Theological Society to return to Rome. He shares what he likes about Evangelicals but also why he returned to his childhood faith. This is a bookstore that delights in carrying opposite views debated in Christendom, sometimes in separate books and sometimes in the same book. So whether the issue is the Obama or the Emerging Church or Intelligent Design vs Theistic Evolution, or the Jesus Seminar, or how to help the poor or Gay sexuality, different viewpoints are represented. Why would an Evangelical Christian run a bookstore with this much diversity? Why carry "something to offend everyone?" In his book REASON FOR GOD, Timothy Keller gives some reasons for doing this: "a huge chasm in the world exists between 2 groups that are growing rapidly- committed believers and skeptics. They don't understand each other. To bridge this divide, the believer needs to doubt his/her faith and the skeptics to doubt their doubts." Keller also quotes C.S. Lewis: "I believe in God as I believe the sun has risen, not only because I see it, but because by it I see everthing else." Enjoy the great books in a bookstore full of delightful classics and new releases that will enlighten our relationships with God, people and the world God created. Signed: Michael Adeney At another website, Ethan B. from Chicago gave this bookstore four stars. We are trying to improve on the weakness he noted. http://www.yelp.com/biz/harvest-logos-bookstore-seattle
Amor Rocks! I am in love with the music that they sing. The selected songs are very inclusive and inviting. I am in love with the message. The talk is one that I can easily follow and use throughout the following week. I am in love with the members. I haven't received so much love since my last family reunion. I advise everyone to visit Amor and see it for yourself. It will definitely have you coming back for seconds.
I love levis and this store has a large selection