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Christless Christianity: The Alternative Gospel of the American Church

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  • Posted February 26, 2009

    Desperately Needed

    I would encourage you to ignore the 'editorial' review. Michael Horton has clearly argued convincingly for the premise he makes regarding the problems in the American Church today. He has also touched on a concern I have had for a number of years while also showing me where my theology has fallen short of the truth of the gospel.

    Medicine is seldom pleasant tasting but usually necessary for a return to health.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 28, 2010

    Too Extreme

    Thomas Jefferson is criticized for cutting all the references to miracles out of his Bible. Horton attempts to a similar feat by demanding a Christianity that excludes any human active participation. This book is one confused polemic of poorly defined terms, grossly misapplied. He takes shots at many Christian groups by name calling and over generalizations. Yes, Christ saves us and that is foundational to Christianity. One example of his extremism - He condemns the classic hymn, "In The Garden", stating that being in a garden alone with God implies that person doesn't need the church. He is like a guy trying to do dental surgery with a sledge hammer and chisel. A very lazy thinker or one suffering from bi-polar disorder. Better to take a nap than read this book.

    2 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 5, 2009

    Mike Horton has diagnosed the problem in contemporary Christianity and provided surprisingly good news as regards the solution. This is less scholarly than his earlier books, but no less precise and compelling.

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    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 25, 2012

    Exposed problems but not any real solutions

    Horton gets right to the point that way too much of church is about self-help moralism rather than the work of Christ. He drives it home in chapter after chapter. But the book lacks any more of an answer than go hear a good calvanist preacher, take communion and be baptized. After such a great start, I really wanted more. He rails on performance oriented Christianity, which needs to be challenged, but doesn't follow up with what to do with all of the admonitions in the New Testament.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 21, 2012

    Necessary reading.

    Necessary reading.

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