If I had to choose one recent (written in the past fifty years) book to buy for everyone I know, to have in stacks in front of a church with a poster: READ THIS BOOK, it would probably be For the Life of the World by Fr Alexander Schmemann.
In our perspective… the “original” sin is not primarily that man has “disobeyed” God; the sin is that he ceased to be hungry for Him and for Him alone, ceased to see his whole life depending on the whole world as a sacrament of communion with God. The sin was not that man neglected his religious duties. The sin was that he thought of God in terms of religion, i.e., opposing Him to life. The only real fall of man is his noneucharistic life in a noneucharistic world. The fall is not that he preferred the world to God, distorted the balance between the spiritual and material, but that he made the world material, whereas he was to have transformed it into “life in God,” filled with meaning and spirit. (1973, 18)
If anyone who wanted to talk about how being a “Jesus follower” is “a relationship, not a religion,” practiced by “giving up everything,” and encompasses it in a “worldview” like that, I shall be quite content.