Friday, February 11, 2011

Mere Churchianity by Michael Spencer

With an author known as The Internet Monk, it shouldn't be difficult to enjoy his book titled Mere Churchianity.

Michael Spencer is calling Christians to embrace, what he calls, Jesus-shaped spirituality.

With 4 parts, Spencer describes what is wrong with American churches (which most of us have heard over and over) and attempts to point us from the error of our ways toward a ministry and life based on Jesus.

In part 1: The Jesus Disconnect, Spencer explains how some churches believe they are promoting God while all the while they have created an idol based on American ideals.

In part 2: The Jesus Briefing, we'll learn about accepting the Real Jesus and what he is doing in the world.

In part 3: The Jesus Life, we are called to cast off our Church-shaped life and run to what Jesus really called us to do.

In part 4: The Jesus Community, you'll read why Spencer has a thing against Evangelicals and whether being part of an institutional church is a good or bad thing.

I'm hesitant with books like this. It's too easy to complain about Christian churches and so many "Christian" authors jump on that train to sell books. What you need to do is look beyond the stereotypes and hear what The Internet Monk is believing about faith.

Sadly, Michael Spencer died before this book was published.
Mere Churchianity: Finding Your Way Back to Jesus-Shaped Spirituality

This book was provided for review, at no cost, by WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing.

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