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So You Don't Want to Go to Church Anymore

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So You Don't Want to Go to Church Anymore

Wayne Jacobsen, Dave Coleman facebook twitter


$15.00 US | $18.00 CAN
Available Sept. 2, 2008

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  • Genre: Fiction
  • Age Range: All ages
  • Grade Level: P-17
  • Pages: 192
  • Dimensions: 5-1/4" x 8"
  • ISBN-13: 9780964729223



  About The Book

Jake Colsen, an overworked and disillusioned pastor, happens into an angry discussion amongst people who hate the church-and a stranger who bears an uncanny resemblance (in manner) to the apostle John. This man challenges the complainers to an examination of Christ Himself, and His deep, life-altering love.

Further encounters with John as well as a family crisis lead Jake to a new understanding of what his life should be like: one filled with faith bolstered by a steady, close relationship with the God of the universe. Facing his own disappointment with Christianity, Jake must forsake the habits that have made his faith rote and rediscover the love that captured his heart when he first believed.

Compelling and intensely personal, SO YOU DON'T WANT TO GO TO CHURCH ANYMORE relates a man's rebirth from performance-based Christianity to a loving friendship with Christ that affects all he does, thinks, and says. As readers share Jim's journey, they'll discover

  • how routine withers the Christian life.
  • why disillusionment is a good thing.
  • that doubts evidence a real faith.
  • where good deeds fall short.
  • why trying to earn God's approval is pointless.
As John tells Jake, "There is nothing the Father desires for you more than that you fall squarely in the lap of his love and never move from that place for the rest of your life."




  Author

Coleman, Dave (1526268)

Wayne Jacobsen and Dave Coleman are longtime friends, former pastors, and current ministers in the name of Jesus. Formerly a contributing editor to Leadership Journal, Wayne has written numerous books on Christianity. You can find his other books, blog, and articles at lifestream.org, and his weekly podcast at thegodjourney.com. Wayne lives in Moorpark, California, with his wife, Sara. Dave Coleman is a retired hospice chaplain who continues to teach and counsel people on how to live closely with Jesus. Dave lives in Visalia, Caifornia.



Coleman, Dave (1526268)

Formerly a pastor and a contributing editor to Leadership Journal, Wayne Jacobsen has written numerous books on Christianity. You can find his other books, blog, and articles at lifestream.org, and his weekly podcast at thegodjourney.com. Wayne lives in Moorpark, California, with his wife, Sara.