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What's Left? Can We Fix It? Do We Care?
By Christian Piatt (Hardcover Book, 2014)
Between political infighting and claims that Christianity is destructive and defunct, Christians are scrambling to understand what the 21st-century church should look like. Spiritual vanguard Christian Piatt answers the most crucial questions of our time:

What's left of the church? Piatt identifies what's left of the church by casting backwards over its history, and how that history has influenced Christianity today-and what it might look like centuries from now.

Can we fix it? Using the biggest historical, biblical, and pop-cultural pioneers of the post-Christian era as our guides, he demonstrates how to save the best of what Christianity has to offer-and how to revitalize and renew the rest.

Do we care? There's plenty of good left in Christianity, if Christians can re-learn how to be as scandalously graceful and loving as their religion's founder. Luckily, readers are hungry to do just that. Bold and insightful, Piatt invites outsiders into the fold and encourages Christians to break out of the box as together they reinvent the church in the image of Jesus.
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    • Format: Hardcover Book

    • Price: $20.00 US/$22.00 CAN

    • ISBN-13: 9781455573110

    • On Sale Date: 08/12/2014

    • Publisher: FaithWords

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Between political infighting and claims that Christianity is destructive and defunct, Christians are scrambling to understand what the 21st-century church should look like. Spiritual vanguard Christian Piatt answers the most crucial questions of our time:

What's left of the church? Piatt identifies what's left of the church by casting backwards over its history, and how that history has influenced Christianity today-and what it might look like centuries from now.

Can we fix it? Using the biggest historical, biblical, and pop-cultural pioneers of the post-Christian era as our guides, he demonstrates how to save the best of what Christianity has to offer-and how to revitalize and renew the rest.

Do we care? There's plenty of good left in Christianity, if Christians can re-learn how to be as scandalously graceful and loving as their religion's founder. Luckily, readers are hungry to do just that. Bold and insightful, Piatt invites outsiders into the fold and encourages Christians to break out of the box as together they reinvent the church in the image of Jesus.

Christian Piatt is an author, editor, speaker, musician and spoken word artist. He co-founded Milagro Christian Church in Pueblo, Colorado with his wife, Rev. Amy Piatt, in 2004. Christian is the creator and editor of the Banned Questions book series, which include Banned Questions About the Bible and Banned Questions About Jesus. He co-created and co-edited the WTF: Where's the Faith? young adult series with Chalice Press, and he has a memoir on faith, family and parenting published in 2012 called PregMANcy: A Dad, a Little Dude and a Due Date.
  • "Piatt is refreshingly irreverent and never attempts to candy-coat the gritty and authentic aspects of life."

  • "Christian Piatt is one of the smartest and most provocative young voices we have." ( Jim Wallis, President and Founder, Sojourners).

  • "POSTCHRISTIAN is written directly for the spiritual needs of the 21st century."  ( Paul Brandeis Raushenbush, Executive Religion Editor, The Huffington Post).

  • "I recommend this book to anyone of any religion who cares about a better, more compassionate world...important book full of righteous anger and profound mercy."  ( A.J. Jacobs, New York Times bestselling author of The Year of Living Biblically).

  • "For a profound book, it proved to be an easy read-but very disturbing." ( Tony Campolo, Professor of Sociology, Eastern University).

  • "Touching, insightful, personal... Don't be deceived-the book is put in simple terms but it represents a powerful challenge."  ( John D. Caputo, Watson Professor of Religion Emeritus, Syracuse University).

  • "Piatt is no reactionary, wanting to save a dying institution, but neither does he take the popular route of simply walking away. Instead he believes that there is a subversive core in the tradition worth remembering and retaining." ( Pete Rollins).

  • "Like the first rumble before a volcano explodes, POSTCHRISTIAN prefigures the revolution that will remake Christianity in North America, and maybe the world."  ( Frank Schaeffer, author, And God Said, "Billy!").

  • "Christian Piatt is right: behind the statistics of decline and the stories of dropouts is a platinum opportunity-one we Christians might never have seen or begun to seize if not for the wake-up call we've received." ( Brian D. McLaren, author, We Make the Road by Walking (www.brianmclaren.net)).

  • "Important, insightful, and timely...His words offer wisdom for a path forward and hope for the future of God."  ( Matthew Paul Turner, author of Our Great Big American God and Churched).

  • "A powerful, reasonable book that takes an honest look at the Church's vices as well as its virtues in the hope that both the Church and its detractors can move beyond the zero sum game of 'us vs. them' and explore more constructive ways of living together."  ( Kevin Miller, director of Hellbound?).

  • "In POSTCHRISTIAN, Piatt gives us an operating manual for the faith of tomorrow." ( Jason Boyett, author of O Me of Little Faith and Pocket Guide to the Afterlife).

  • "Don't read this book because you want to. Read it because you have to." ( Chris Yaw, founder, ChurchNext TV).

  • "A new fresh take on the problems, possibilities, and potential of the original Christian message." ( David J. Lose, Marbury Anderson Professor of Biblical Preaching, Luther Seminary).

  • "Not only does he connect dots like a pro theology nerd, but you can actually read the book without Advil and a dictionary." ( Tripp Fuller, founder, HomebrewedChristianity.com).

  • "If you stick with [this book], really stick with it, hope, love, and imagination will blossom into a love-filled reality of what Christendom can evolve into: the Kingdom of God in the here and now." ( Rev. Phil Shepherd, aka The Whiskey Preacher ).

  • "Piatt peels back the dead wood of our faith and shows us the tender new life, reminding us of our core." ( Rev. Carol Howard Merritt, columnist for The Christian Century).

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postChristian
  • Publisher: FaithWords
  • Price: $20.00 US/$22.00 CAN
  • Pages: 224
  • Physical Dimensions: 5-1/2" x 8-1/4"
  • ISBN-13: 9781455573110
  • On Sale Date: 08/12/2014
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