So You Don't Want to Go to Church Anymore
An Unexpected Journey
Wayne Jacobsen & Dave Coleman
This book can be downloaded and read in Apple Books on your Mac or iOS device.
Jake Colsen, an overworked and disillusioned pastor, happens into a stranger who bears an uncanny resemblance (in manner) to the apostle John. A number of 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 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."
This is one awesome book that makes you think about the way churches are ran now days. I don't own the electronic version seeing as I have the hard cover in my room sitting. It is a very good read and I think many people would like someone like John in the boom to come in their life and challenge them even if they didn't know what they were doing or where they were going. If you like this book make sure you pick up a copy of 'The Shack.' It helped me see God in a different way and it's one of those books you can read again and again because of the text and how it's written and something new will always pop out of it.
Wayne says what thousands are thinking and not knowing what they should do about it. Honest and refreshing. This book is not about hating the church, or whining about being hurt, it is about knowing, loving and living with Jesus and His people.
So you don't want to go to church anymore.
This book changed my life. Made clear a lot of what I spent years in church trying to figure out.