Now being replaced by a feel-good message instead of what Christians need to know to stand strong in a world that's lost its way--Swindoll exposes the problems of--and solutions for--the postmodern evangelical church.
Just as he opened readers' eyes with his bold statements in The Grace Awakening, now he offers a straightforward volume revealing how to reestablish a life-altering church with Christ as Lord and Master. Illuminating and empowering, this volume will ignite a revolution in the way Christians "do church" for years to come.
Swindoll uses God's intention for the church as a foundation to examine what went wrong with some of our churches in this volume which is chock-full of illustrations, stories, and anecdotes. Giving people a feel-good message instead of what Christians need to hear may increase the numbers, but where is the depth that needed to deal with sin in our current world?
The author gives his opinion about "worship wars" and entertaining sermons instead of expository preaching. Quoting Acts 2:42, four essentials for any church are listed on page 15: teaching, fellowship, breaking of bread, and prayer.
With October being Pastor Appreciation Month and Christmas coming, I think this is a terrific gift idea for any pastor.
In addition to furnishing me my review copy, the generous folks at Hachette Book Group are allowing me to host this book giveaway for five (5) copies!
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