Posted by: Jill Potts Jones | January 20, 2012

The subtle defection–are you faking church?


Dan Schaeffer tackles one of the most difficult topics facing the church today.  Many people are leaving the church.  Not their faith. But the church itself.  Why? Because they are tired of going through the motions—removing the joy from worship.

Have you been there? Are you there now?  Is there a solution?  In “Faking Church,” Schaeffer identifies the problem, assesses the causes and offers a solution, but in the process he forces you to take an honest self-evaluation.  You will have to be honest and truthful with yourself and others if you expect to receive a breakthrough.

It’s easy to get disenchanted with church when you make it all about you, but when you decide to make it all about God church can become for you what God created it to be.  The author does not offer the solution of just walking away from the church but finding a way to gracefully walk back in.

(Note:  I wrote this review because I liked the book; however, the book is only available in limited quantities from the author at http://www.danschaeffer.com or as a used book from Amazon.com. )

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free.  I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

 

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