"The more I looked, the more I found Christian atheists everywhere." Former Christian atheist Craig Groeschel knows his subject all too well. After over a decade of successful ministry, he had to make a painful self admission: although he believed in God, he was leading his church like God didn’t exist. To Christians and non-Christians alike, to the churched and the unchurched, the journey leading up to Groeschel’s admission and the journey that follows—from his family and his upbringing to the lackluster and even diametrically opposed expressions of faith he encountered—will look and sound like the story of their own lives. Now the founding and senior pastor of the multicampus, pace-setting LiveChurch.tv, Groeschel personal journey toward a more authentic God-honoring life is more relevant than ever.
Christians and Christian Atheists everywhere will be nodding their heads as they are challenged to take their own honest moment and ask the question: "Am I putting my whole faith in God but still living as if everything was up to me?"
©2010 Craig Groeschel (P)2010 Zondervan
Pastor Craig, through stories from his own experiences, brings the casual Christian and seasoned follower alike to a greater awareness of the parts of each of our lives that still need to be evaluated. Those little tidbits of our lives that we still want to keep control of are revealed in a very gentle, yet authoritative way.
The narration lacks much emotion and is very monotone, but do not let that distract you from the extremely rich content of this book.
Loved the use of the personal stories to bring the book to life. While the narration was good, hearing it in Pastor Groeschel's voice would have been better for those who have attended one of his services. Still, it is a good read that every Christian should read.
Author keeps your attention with stories and humor while addressing important topics. I love listening to Craig and was disappointed he didn't narrate this title; I felt narration was a little slow so I listened at 1.25 times the speed which was perfect plus I finished it more quickly! Definitely recommend.
I totally enjoyed this book enough that I purchased the hard copy after the third chapter so that I could make notes to add to my resources material.
The title alone brings to mind a double negative thought process and my case in point being as the book title lay on my office desk while listen a officer entered the room and while I finished a phone call he looked at the title studying it. Once off the phone he pointed at it and said that can't be right... You can't be both... Believing in God and be an atheist. This open the door to share the knowledge the book has brought me about how we can live our lives as if there is no God while saying we believe in Him....to which the officer said"Hmmmmmm".
I think everyone who calls themselves a Christian should listen to or read or both this book.
This book was so clearly written. it is truly inspiring to live a honest and sacrificial life for God. It's a fast read and the second it's over you want to read it again. there areso many nuggets and amazing stories and examples especially the one where he forgives the abuser of his sister. It is a life-changing back
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