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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

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Just what I needed

I have been struggling to find the right church for years and finally about 6 months ago I just gave up. I just decided to try to follow God and let Him lead me to people to connect with. Well I was starting to get discourage. Maybe I'm the only one. Maybe I'm crazy but I read this book right on time. Church does not have to be confined to the box we try to fit it in. It's so much more than that!

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exceptional book on the church

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.

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Spot On!!!! Church is Amazing!

A must-read for anyone that's left feeling empty and depressed after Sunday "church," like myself!

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Wayne Shares From His Heart How We Can Find Church

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I highly recommend this book to anyone looking to find a healthy church family without all of the extra religious baggage!

Who was your favorite character and why?

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.

What about Wayne Jacobsen’s performance did you like?

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.

Any additional comments?

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.

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NOT ABOUT "CHURCH-BASHING

Would you listen to Finding Church again? Why?

Yes, and I am! I even ordered a hard copy of the book so I could find Wayne's insights and highlight them but I soon found my highlighter running dry! I especially appreciate that he doesn't "bash" the church or religion. This author presents ideas for you to consider -- leaving you to make your own decisions about his findings.

What other book might you compare Finding Church to and why?

So You Don't Want To Go To Church Anymore

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

Wayne himself (and John in the book, So You Don't Want To Go To Church Anymore)

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

Wayne's own subtitle "What if there really is something more?"

Any additional comments?

Church-goers, please don't let the titles keep you from reading. These books are NOT about "church bashing." Quite the contrary!

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Genuine and finally something that expresses the thoughts I’ve had

I appreciate the way Jacobsen doesn’t pretend to have the final answer with 9 steps to creating the Best Church Ever. For a long time something has been growing in my heart, wanting more than I was getting at any “local church” I attended or worked at. I was scared to leave the system bc of the stigmas that followed those that did. I finally jumped. It hasn’t been super easy, but it has been fulfilling and healing. This book put words to so many thoughts and feelings I thought I was alone in having. He does it gently but honestly and God has used it greatly as I’ve walked this journey. Church is more a verb than a noun, and I feel more free to church wherever I am - at home, at Target, at work - by living my life in relationship with Jesus and that hopefully inviting others into that relationship, rather than inviting them to a meeting. If this is something your spirit has yearned for, I can’t highly recommend this book enough.

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Wow !!

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.

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Something's to consider

Make sure you are seeking God and His guidance in your decisions. He will guide you.

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Don't be mis-lead. Avoid this false teaching.

Would you try another book from Wayne Jacobsen and/or Wayne Jacobsen?

No.

What could Wayne Jacobsen have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

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.

What does Wayne Jacobsen bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

I would have been better off reading the Bible, talking to respected pastors, and trusting church history.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Sadness at his mis-use of God's word.

Any additional comments?

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.

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  • Gary C May
  • 11-14-18

Looking for Jesus and not finding him in church?

I have a growing appreciation for Wayne Jacobsen's writing. A while back I stepped out of institutional church in order to participate in seeding more relational house based expressions of being church. I picked this up with interest after reading So You Don't Want to Go to Church Anymore? This book develops the ideas found there. Start with that book first. If it challenges you, come back to this. You won't be disappointed.

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  • Lawrence Howey
  • 02-19-18

yippee a book that confirms my own thoughts

its about freedom and true Life found in and through the church - how wonderful!!!

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  • emma middleton
  • 02-22-17

Glory to God

If you could sum up Finding Church in three words, what would they be?

confirmation from God

Who was your favorite character and why?

God/Jesus/Holy Spirit because the book pivots around them... :)

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

Jesus

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

#Grace to believe

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We are being built into a temple...with Jesus as our head..and that is so freeing...trusting for change..and grateful for this book...THANK YOU

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  • TheZee
  • 12-26-14

A breath of fresh air

Wonderfully written it has answered many questions concerning my journey. Thank you for your work.

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amazing revelation of God's love for his church

I am glad I am on this journey and meeting amazing people. Harry Jacobson. UK.