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So You Don't Want to Go to Church Anymore: An Unexpected Journey | [Jake Colsen, Wayne Jacobsen]

So You Don't Want to Go to Church Anymore: An Unexpected Journey

What would you do if you met someone you thought just might be one of Jesus' original disciples still living in the 21st century? That's Jake's dilemma as he meets a man who talks of Jesus as if he had known him, and whose way of living challenges everything Jake had previously known. So You Don't Want to Go To Church Anymore is Jake's compelling journal that chronicles 13 conversations with his newfound friend over a four-year period and how those exchanges turn Jake's world upside-down.
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What would you do if you met someone you thought just might be one of Jesus' original disciples still living in the 21st century? That's Jake's dilemma as he meets a man who talks of Jesus as if he had known him, and whose way of living challenges everything Jake had previously known.

So You Don't Want to Go To Church Anymore is Jake's compelling journal that chronicles 13 conversations with his newfound friend over a four-year period and how those exchanges turn Jake's world upside-down. With his help, Jake faces his darkest fears, struggles through brutal circumstances and comes out on the other side in the joy and freedom he always dreamed was possible.

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    Leo Free Fort Worth, TX USA 04-14-09
    Leo Free Fort Worth, TX USA 04-14-09 Member Since 2008

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    "THANKFUL"

    This is truly wonderful and insightful. Specially if the reader/listener is interested in walking with God and not so interested in fixing systems. Answers excellent questions with direction into God and not into the 'fix'. I found it very good, and have recommended it and given it as gifts. I thank God and the authors for a timely sound.

    13 of 13 people found this review helpful
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    Philip ANNAPOLIS, MD, United States 06-03-11
    Philip ANNAPOLIS, MD, United States 06-03-11
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    "Life changing"

    Wow, don't read this book if you just want to relax and feel good. Don't get me wrong,it is uplifting, but it is tremendously challenging. It helped me see things in a way that was very exciting. It has inspired me to investigate whether or not I am really leading the Christian walk as I was intended to.
    I highly recommend this book. The reader, in the audible version puts just the right inflection at the right time.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    rick Jersey Village, TX, United States 10-30-10
    rick Jersey Village, TX, United States 10-30-10
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    "Eye opening"

    This is a great book that keeps you glued to it. Definetly throughs some new light on understanding Jesus. Becareful of tradition. If you decide to read this book good luck on your new journey in your Christian walk.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Alicia United States 12-10-12
    Alicia United States 12-10-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Life Changing"
    Where does So You Don't Want to Go to Church Anymore rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Top of my list.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The main characters personality.


    Which character – as performed by Wayne Jacobsen – was your favorite?

    John


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes


    Any additional comments?

    Really gets you thinking about developing a relationship with God.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Mike Utech MONROE, OH, United States 11-13-12
    Mike Utech MONROE, OH, United States 11-13-12 Member Since 2012

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    "Best book I could have read right now."
    What did you love best about So You Don't Want to Go to Church Anymore?

    The story really resonated with me to the depths of my being.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I laughed, I cried, it moved me Bob.


    Any additional comments?

    A couple years ago I read a book called "The Shack" and it really made an impression on me but it was only a story, a good one with some truth presented in a new way. A little over a year ago I had the blessing of experiencing a Walk to Emmaus during a very critical time in my life. A couple of months ago, I don't even remember how, I got this book on my radar. With this month's Audible.com credit I purchased the audio book and have listened to the entire book in the past 24-hours. This book has resonated with me at my core and to a level that in all honesty even scares me a little bit, as I am once again wondering - where am I being led?
    At the same time I am not holding on to any sort of worry about it. The last 18 months, no the last almost 37 years continues to teach me I don't have to worry about tomorrow, it will get here when it is time and my experience of now is what will prepare me for it when it does.
    I HIGHLY recommend this book to all. If you don't want to go to church or even if you do. This book won't give you an answer but it may allow you to see where you might want to make your next step along your journey.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Deborah BLACKLICK, OHIO, United States 04-03-12
    Deborah BLACKLICK, OHIO, United States 04-03-12
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    "GREAT LISTEN!!!!!! I LOVE IT"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    THIS BOOK IS FUN. MAKES ME THINK ON SOME THINGS... AM I DOING WHAT GOD WANTS OR WHAT MAN WANTS. DOES CHURCH EVER BECOME BORING AND IF SO, WHY? THE ANSWERS ARE HERE IN THIS BOOK. LOOK AT SOME OF THE THINGS WE DO AND LAUGH. THIS IS GREAT!


    What was one of the most memorable moments of So You Don't Want to Go to Church Anymore?

    TALKING ABOUT HOW THE PROGRAMS WE HAVE IN CHURCH CAUSE PEOPLE TO SEEM BETTER THAN OTHERS


    Which scene was your favorite?

    THE SUNDAY SCHOOL


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    LAUGH


    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    chad wray kodiak ak 10-29-13
    chad wray kodiak ak 10-29-13

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    "Eye Opening"
    Would you listen to So You Don't Want to Go to Church Anymore again? Why?

    Yes, this is a book that opened my eyes outside of the typical 4 walls of church. I might have to read this again to make sure they (my eyes) stay open too.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I could relate with the main character in a lot of ways.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    KATHY TRACY, CA 08-31-12
    KATHY TRACY, CA 08-31-12 Member Since 2005
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    "Mutliple listen!"
    Where does So You Don't Want to Go to Church Anymore rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Its quite low on my scales only because its's not my standard for audio books. Its Kindof non fiction because this issues do go on in the real churches today.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    not really a character, the book just got me to thinking alot about my church and what goes on there. It also got me thinking about my role in my church ministry.


    What about Wayne Jacobsen’s performance did you like?

    Loved teh performance, he read slowly ( but not too slowly) and I was able to follow his reading.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Not sure, In my opinion, it shouldnt be. This should be a story that makes you THINK, not be made "Hollywood."


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Anne SimiValley, CA, United States 08-27-12
    Anne SimiValley, CA, United States 08-27-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Kept me totally engrossed."
    Would you listen to So You Don't Want to Go to Church Anymore again? Why?

    Yes, to see if I missed something


    What did you like best about this story?

    The perspective that an apostle or even Jesus could be involved as a living person in the present and help us learn relationship interaction with otherChristians


    What about Wayne Jacobsen’s performance did you like?

    Simplicity.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    I just agreed with the conclusion


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Pattie 01-02-12
    Pattie 01-02-12
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    "You will listen several times or dismiss it..."
    What did you love best about So You Don't Want to Go to Church Anymore?

    I was captivated. As simple as that. I had an immediate connection and felt as if I were taking the journey right along side the author. Made me go,


    What about Wayne Jacobsen’s performance did you like?

    Lively, animated, believable. Easy to listen to, at least on my ears.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    An unexpected motivation to read through the books of John, with anticipation of a new sense of who John really was (is?)


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • Vee Dee
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    5/17/14
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    "Good listen"
    Would you listen to So You Don't Want to Go to Church Anymore again? Why?

    I certainly enjoyed listening to this book as it has helped me in my personal life.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of So You Don't Want to Go to Church Anymore?

    I certainly enjoyed listening to this book as it has helped me in my personal life.


    Which character – as performed by Wayne Jacobsen – was your favourite?

    I certainly enjoyed listening to this book as it has helped me in my personal life.


    Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I certainly enjoyed listening to this book as it has helped me in my personal life.


    Any additional comments?

    I certainly enjoyed listening to this book as it has helped me in my personal life.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Caroline
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    "Boy did this book make me think"

    Disturbing to listen to at times but very glad I did. Impacted me greatly in a good way

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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