God without religion? Andrew Farley’s experience as a Christian was first characterized by self-effort as he tried to please God at any cost. His ruthless religion resulted in spiritual fatigue and disillusionment with church. Only then did he discover what relaxing in Jesus means and how enjoying God’s intimate presence can transform everyday life. Using a story-driven format, God without Religion dismantles common religious misconceptions, revealing:
Pulling no punches, Andrew shows how the truth about these controversial issues can liberate and unify believers as we discover how to rest in the unconditional love of God.
©2011 Andrew Farley (P)2011 Oasis Audio
I don't know, I haven't read the print version. I enjoy audiobooks because I can listen while doing household chores that don't require much thought.
It does an excellent job explaining that we should not judge others or ourselves because of Christ's sacrifice which freed us.
The first two chapters
No, I only felt relief and clarity.
Yes, because it is based on the Word of God. Full of true scripture and relates to life as we know it.
Getting to know scripture.
Stories to relate the word with.
Bible based truth.
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LET'S YOU LOOK AT CHRISTIANITY IN THE CORRECT GRACE BASED WAY. AS PAUL THE APOSTLE WROTE
ONE OF THE FEW CHRISTIAN BOOKS THAT IS VOID OF THE LAW.
Linda in Omaha
Not shocking or controversial, but a reassuring view of the Bible and the teachings of forgivness through faith. This book does not knock attending church, or observing Christian rituals, but reassures us of the forgivness of sins with or without church. Interesting content and a good performance by the reader.
The title of the book made me interested and I was really thrilled with it. Every chapter there was something that opened my spiritual eyes and there is a lot to think about.
When I was listening the book, I started to wonder about some things, the next chapter answered my question. I have heard many good teachings about the problems with religion, but this book added so much. I think that this book can be a challenge to many Christians, but I encourage people to read it.
This book opened my mind and spirit, I think I understand little better what Jesus did for us and how much God loves us. This book is helping me to be free.
Coy J Hutcherson
I thoroughly enjoyed this reading. The narrator was emotive and easy to listen to. There was so much information given, you could listen to the book multiple times and glean from it. I will and have recommended to others.
Awesome truth put simply, this Kingdom Bangin!
Farley really knows his new covenant identity of the belieber and really helps the reader understand it to.
Insightful and thought provoking. I will listen/read again.
Many moving moments.
Not being a traditional church/religious person, I have enjoyed this refreshing perspective that seems to more accurately depict my sense of it all being one without a lot of 'bible knowledge.'
Great book for those who know or need to know that Jesus didn't come here to start a new religion, but to restore a relationship. The narration was fun and the little side stories made it really interesting.....Loved it!
"Not sure …"
I've listened to this twice now and, although the arguments seem persuasive in parts, they don't quite seem right! But I'm not sure if that's because I'm so wrapped up in previous religious teaching, that I am subconsciously rejecting what's being said!
I also got terribly confused about the statements on the laws of Moses, the law and, The Ten Commandments! So much so, that I can't quite work out if he's saying that we don't need to follow these laws! He skips between Old and New Testaments pulling out texts that may or may not be presented to one in context!
The narrator was fine, no objections there, unless perhaps the pace of his narration was a little fast, but I think that I may be thinking that way because of my earlier confusion.
I'm sure that I will listen to this again. But as a study, not as a piece of work just to ponder on. So there will be a lot of listening (& rewinding) with my Bible in hand, to read the verses in context, and not just plucked out to make a point. Perhaps purchasing the printed book would have served better, rather than the audiobook, but I doubt that I would've been intrigued enough to do so…
If, like me, you're struggling with the whole set up and structure of 'Church', then elements of this book addresses that but, I'm not certain that a definitive solution/direction was proposed; and as such, this book could be misleading.
It certainly leads one on to a desire to study the Bible more thoroughly, and that can't be a bad thing!
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