If, like many other people, you have questioned whether there is something more to Jesus church than the religious institutions we've inherited after two thousand years, you'll want to read Finding Church. Here is straight talk from a man who has sought authentic New Testament community for more than fifty years and who has discovered it in the most unlikely places. Now Wayne wants to help you find this incredible bride Jesus is shaping by looking at the church as God sees her and by recognizing her as she takes shape around you. His church is a living temple, springing up in the individual heart and then knit into a worldwide community of people whose very relationships put God s glory on display. There s no way human effort can build it or sustain it, which is why our attempts fall so woefully short. She is the fruit of a new creation of men and women who live beyond the human conventions of society and share a life in Jesus that satisfies their most ardent hunger.
©2014 Wayne Jacobsen (P)2014 Wayne Jacobsen
I highly recommend this book to anyone looking to find a healthy church family without all of the extra religious baggage!
The "characters" in this "story" are everyone as they learn to live in a real relationship with Jesus Christ in learning how to find Church in relationships based on love, not in institutions based on religious performance and obligation.
Listening to Wayne read this book feels like sitting down with him and listening to him share from his heart what he's learned on his own journey.
After spending most of my life going to church and learning how to do church with all of the various methods and models, hearing from Wayne is like a breath of fresh air and very freeing in helping me to understand how we can all find Church through real relationships based on mutual love for Jesus Christ and one another.
I have been blessed by Wayne's writings for over 10 years being challenged by his wisdom. This amazing book brings more of the same. Getting clear on the church and understanding it is Jesus' job and responsibility to build what He wants to build is liberating. It looses us to believe and draw deeper into his heart.
on the performance, I always like to hear the author read their own book. This was professionally done and made for easy listening.
We are the Church !! Hear this Saints !! This is really good news ! I think a lot of people will recognize aspects of what the author is pointing to as already happening in and to them and this book will confirm what God has been speaking to us and help us see ideas and practices that are restricting are fellowship and unity in Him our Lord.
Address the Bible accurately. Instead he eisegetes in dangerous ways. He avoids or brushes off the dozens of places that God's word calls the New Testament church to be in committed fellowship, protect sound doctrine, and submit to qualified elders.
I would have been better off reading the Bible, talking to respected pastors, and trusting church history.
Sadness at his mis-use of God's word.
Praying this author doesn't mis-lead people. I recommend you read the Bible primarily and books from Mark Dever, Kevin DeYoung, and Paul Washer instead of this author.
"A breath of fresh air "
Wonderfully written it has answered many questions concerning my journey. Thank you for your work.
"amazing revelation of God's love for his church"
I am glad I am on this journey and meeting amazing people. Harry Jacobson. UK.
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