Friday, June 8, 2018

Quit Church: Because Your Life Would Be Better If You Did by Chris Sonksen,

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Let's face it. Church isn't working. We hear sermons about the abundant life Jesus promised, but how many of us are actually living it? How many of our churches are thriving? How many people in our congregations are experiencing God's blessings? Maybe it's time to call it quits.
Quit church? Well, not exactly.

Drawing from his experience coaching hundreds of churches toward true growth, Chris Sonksen calls on us to quit our casual, cultural commitment to church as we know it. No more half-hearted attempts to win the favor of God and other people by doing the right thing. No more doing things out of a sense of duty. Instead, Sonksen reveals the spiritual habits that release the blessings of God, both on each individual and on the church. He explains why we struggle to put these practices into action and gives practical solutions to move us forward into health, growth, and maturity. 

My Thoughts:
I loved reading Quit Church by Chris Sonksen! This book was fantastic! Was the title misleading? Maybe a little, but the content was spot on. The church needs to change or the culture will continue to influence the church, will continue to rapidly decline. 
Rather than "quitting church" Chris talks to pastors and their staff about how to fill the church! This book is full of great ideas and ways to engage people,  change the culture and climate of the church as well as staying faithful to God. He talks a lot about being blessed by God and being faithful. When you are faithful, God will bless you back. 
One thing that is missing from this book, which I think has huge weight is the message of Jesus and how He is the one who saves. I think God wants to bless us all and even when we aren't faithful, God will still be faithful to us because of Jesus. I think there are a few doctrine concerns I have about this book, but the overall message of this book was good. I would recommend this to someone in a church setting. 
I give this book 4/5 stars. A favorable review was not required.

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