And No Religion, Too: Thoughts on the Spectator Church

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Overview

The organizational arrows of the Western Church all point in. We have become so accustomed to focusing our ministry efforts internally that we are no longer culturally relevant. We have left the shaping of the culture to an irreligious society that is happy to watch us spend God's resources on sprawling campuses and programming while they quietly shape the culture and remove God's name from public discourse.
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Overview

The organizational arrows of the Western Church all point in. We have become so accustomed to focusing our ministry efforts internally that we are no longer culturally relevant. We have left the shaping of the culture to an irreligious society that is happy to watch us spend God's resources on sprawling campuses and programming while they quietly shape the culture and remove God's name from public discourse.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781438262543
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
  • Publication date: 7/24/2008
  • Pages: 138
  • Product dimensions: 5.25 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.32 (d)

Meet the Author

Ed Goble lives in Kentucky with his wife MaryAnn. As ministers for most of their lives, the Goble's have served the body of Christ in just about every capacity possible, and love the Lord with heart, soul, mind and strength.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 9, 2012

    A MUST READ FOR ALL TRUE BELIEVERS!

    This book is for any pastor or believer in Jesus Christ who is fed up with "religion" and simply "playing church." The Pharisees were "religious," but surely no true believer would want to be like them! No, we seek a RELATIONSHIP with our Lord and Savior. It's time to change our typical views of "worship" and church, and this book will definitely point readers to a creative, yet scriptural-based, approach to true worship.

    It is a most enjoyable read; in fact, some portions were hilarious, especially when the author recounted some of his early church experiences as a child!

    14 out of 14 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 12, 2012

    Kerri....... this book is brilliant!

    This book has brought out a very necessary common sense approach that you just don't think of while trying to do it "right" the author reminds us that in order to do Gods work as he intented it to be done we must meet the people where they are on the level that they are at... to seek out Gods followers and bring them to him ,and to not just hold the hands of those who have come but help them to minister at whatever level..... very excellent book for me especially as a youth leader.. there is not room to mention all i have taken from this book and the ideas i can use to make the right changes now,,,like a message to me straight from God! Please read this book

    7 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 19, 2012

    A real look at the real condition of the Church in America. How

    A real look at the real condition of the Church in America. How far we
    have strayed from God's intended purpose for his followers! Forget the
    church building, the church program, the church denomination - you must
    want God first and then He will build these based on His pattern.
    Unfortunately, for many years man has been building the church, the
    programs and denominations according to a pattern the God never
    approved. Be ready to get real and get right when you open this book and
    you will come away with an understanding of why and how our churches are
    failing. They may have the buildings and the crowds, but so do the bars
    and other secular organizations. It's time for the Church to start
    offering something that the world cannot offer and it's time for the
    Church to stop measuring success by worldly, carnal standards. An
    excellent read!

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 9, 2012

    8/10/12

    8/10/12 Extremely thought-provoking. A must- read for anyone who truly wants to follow Christ.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 1, 2013

    Great read

    Interesting book about how too many churches are "inward" focused instead of "outward" as our Lord commands.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 28, 2012

    Honesty first

    You must be honest with yourself first. God will respect you for your integrity. To love God, you must Know God. Don't settle for less!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 7, 2014

    practical wisdom well fisplayed.

    This minister of the good news obviously has "been there-done that-got the T-shirt"!! Commendable synopsis of a very real and greviously apathetic dead end road I am also guilty of being on. Question is, who has the new & CORRECT map/g.p.s./divine insight??

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 7, 2013

    Worth Reading

    Great book! A good balance of grace & truth. It provides a

    much needed perspective on what it means to be spiritual & what it means to follow christ. Simply written with an important & powerful message! Thank you for a free book that was thought provoking & well worth the read!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 23, 2013

    Excellent

    An excellent book for believetd, and entertaining as well.

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