Loving God When You Don't Love the Church: Opening the Door to Healing [NOOK Book]

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Many Christians who experience hurt in the church don't just leave their own churches; they leave the church altogether. Whether they have been wounded by pastors or people in the pews, these believers have had enough and are jumping ship in massive numbers.
Pastor and churchgoer Chris Jackson is honest about his own failings as well as those of the church at large. He identifies with many of the hurts churchgoing Christians have experienced. In Loving God When You Don't Love ...
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Loving God When You Don't Love the Church: Opening the Door to Healing

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Overview

Many Christians who experience hurt in the church don't just leave their own churches; they leave the church altogether. Whether they have been wounded by pastors or people in the pews, these believers have had enough and are jumping ship in massive numbers.
Pastor and churchgoer Chris Jackson is honest about his own failings as well as those of the church at large. He identifies with many of the hurts churchgoing Christians have experienced. In Loving God When You Don't Love the Church, he hopes to provide healing to wounded and disillusioned believers and restore the wonder of a genuine relationship with Jesus and his bride, the church. Jackson's humility, compassion, and practical advice for healing and restoration will touch those who have left the church and those who love them.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781441202659
  • Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 9/1/2007
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 208
  • Sales rank: 78,863
  • File size: 723 KB

Meet the Author

Chris Jackson has served as executive pastor of Freedom Church in Colorado Springs since 2000. He is the coauthor, with Dutch Sheets, of Praying through Sorrows and Second in Command. Chris lives in Colorado Springs, Colorado, with his wife, Jessica, and their two daughters.
Chris Jackson has served as executive pastor of Freedom Church in Colorado Springs since 2000. He is the coauthor, with Dutch Sheets, of Praying through Sorrows and Second in Command.
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Table of Contents


Foreword     9
Have You Ever Been Hurt in the Church?     11
The Left Behind     16
Church Wounds     23
The Other Life     33
Troubled Waters     41
Snakebites     52
Tattooed: A Tale of Two Piercings     61
It's Hard to Be Beautiful     70
Healing Broken Relationships: The Essence of True Worship     80
Your Pastor     86
The Cup of Misunderstanding     99
Death by Religion     106
A Leader Who Lost His Cutting Edge     118
Mimicking God     128
Becoming Someone's Angel     137
Ten Times Better     143
Christianity Doesn't Make Sense without It     152
The 21st-Century Christian     159
The 21st-Century Church     168
The Life of a Puzzle Piece     180
Old People     187
The Abundant Life     193
Sleeping with Bathsheba...Again     200
Notes     205
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