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Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Disappearing Church


DISAPPEARING CHURCH

From Cultural Relevance to Gospel Resilience

By Mark Sayers

Answers to these questions can be found in this book,

Why does the Western church look so much like the world?
Why are many of my friends leaving the faith?
How can we get back to our roots?

Mark Sayers offers some interesting facts how culture has influenced the church and has changed the way we worship and see God’s Word. He has divided this book into two parts, (1) Understanding our craving for cultural relevance and (2) Learning Gospel resilience. He covers subjects of post-Christianity, the Gospel of self (Gnosticism), stop catering to public opinion, reject the implicit prosperity Gospel and others that will inform you at to the problem and why the church has changed. Hopefully this book will make a difference in how we see the Gospel and how we need to follow God's Word.

I found the book very interesting and think that it is a subject that needs to be addressed in our churches. So many churches are struggling today and need to be offering the true of the Gospels. I would recommend using this book in discussion groups for an impact on making changes.

Two quotes from the book;

“Maybe we need to reimagine church as a spiritual discipline.”
“Maybe with cultural spotlight elsewhere, we can get on with the business of being the church.”

I received this book free from Moody Press Review Program. 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

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