This book will turn your traditional thinking on the church upside down. Read it if you would like to take the red pill and see how deep the rabbit hole is!
Pagan Christianity remake and mold religion completely aside from Christianity. Beware. Read the Word. Believe Word. Live the Word.not men's philosophies.
The performance of this book was excellent and engaging. The content superb. This book is so important because it calls us to change everything that lays right before our eyes. It's calling us back to The Word.
I'm still trying to realize the magnitude of our deviation of something that many of us hold the dear...called "our church"
. It utterly just makes too much sense to ignore.
After buying the physical edition of this book. I found that it included many footnotes. Of the 10 core chapters there was anywhere from 50 to 200 footnotes per chapter, with references and clarifications substantiating the claims being proposed. There's also a "Delving Deeper" section at the end of each chapter with rhetorical questions answered by the author, these had even more answers and scriptural references. The audible version is definitely more convenient but not the complete work. If you find this book a thought-provoking reference I would recommend purchasing it for your shelf as well
This right here is one of the few books you need to read along with the Bible. Nothing will impact your Christian life more than the truth in this book combined with the must read follow up book "Reimagining Church". Save Bible College for later - start here.
Mr. Middle Earth
beware the message in this book. the authors make countless sloppy overgeneralizations and pass it off as sound history. what this book presents as its message is radical but it is not wrong simply for being radical the message is wrong and dangerous because it simply presents false and misleading information regarding the history of Christianity and its doctrines and practices. for those of you interested in real church history read Jaroslav Pelikan history of Christian doctrine and Philip Schaff multiple volume history of the church.
As a preacher of the Gospel, I always had trouble digesting what is presented as New Testament practices in the New Testament Church. This book just solidified my beliefs as to what's Biblical practice and what's traditional dogma. The sad reality, most believers and preachers can't give evidence of Jesus or the Apostles practice what we do today.
I am a Christian and I found this book inspiring, even though it revealed some uncomfortable truths about corporate worship today, and how it found its present form.
This work gives voice to what we already know to be true regarding organized church.