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Book Review Christianity with Power Christianity With Power helps us recognize that our cultural inhibits us from experiencing and living the wholeness of our faith Dr Kraft helps the reader to comprehend our Western worldview and how it affects our view of the bible It is interesting and discouraging to note that even though we are Christians our basic assumptions are usually more like those of the non-Christian Westerners around us than we like to admit We have as Christians made certain modifications But even though there is often a wide discrepancy between the teachings of Scripture and the common Western assumptionswe often find ourselves more Western than scriptural p 26 Dr Kraft gives us many examples of our Western worldview which is important to understand and be aware of so we can change if need be One-example talks about how westerners have left out the supernatural world There are many other cultures around the world that hold on to the supernatural world very closely like in Africa Indeed unlike most of the peoples of the world we divide the world into what we call natural and what we call supernatural And then we largely disregard the supernatural Our focus is squarely on the natural world with little or no attention paid to the supernatural world p 27 We live in a world where people are starving for power In spite of biblical teaching even church members look for supernatural power from crystals channeling Physic networking and other New Age beliefs because they are not finding it in the churches Christians need to change their religious ideas but it is hard for Western society to accept change when traditional value is held high In other areas of the Western world the scientific world change is happening constantly Dr Kraft explains this further Yet Westerns tend to be much more hesitant when it comes to change in religious ideas or allegiances The feeling seems
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