Spiritual Embezzlement Made Easy [NOOK Book]

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The Christian church in America today is ineffective at transforming society. Most of our youth drop out after graduation and the average age of churchgoers keeps rising every year. Meanwhile its influence on society has declined almost to the point of vanishing. After 400 years America is no longer a “Christian” nation. In a nation founded by Christians and originally settled for the very purpose of religious liberty our religious liberties are constantly under attack by the now secular majority. Spiritual ...
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The Christian church in America today is ineffective at transforming society. Most of our youth drop out after graduation and the average age of churchgoers keeps rising every year. Meanwhile its influence on society has declined almost to the point of vanishing. After 400 years America is no longer a “Christian” nation. In a nation founded by Christians and originally settled for the very purpose of religious liberty our religious liberties are constantly under attack by the now secular majority. Spiritual Embezzlement Made Easy examines the causes of the decline of the Church in modern America today and proposes solutions. The author has served the church in every capacity a layman is allowed: teacher, Sunday School superintendent, janitor, youth group leader, as a deacon and on the church governing board. He’s taught Sunday School, vacation Bible schools (including one on the Navajo Indian reservation), AWANA, been a summer camp counselor, done home visitation, door-to-door cold calling to present the Gospel, participated in Christmas pageants and small groups, and organized, cooked for and cleaned up after banquets and dinners and breakfasts of all sorts in Christian and Missionary Alliance churches as well as Evangelical Free, Community, Methodist, Presbyterian and several varieties of Baptist churches. I don’t think anybody could be more knowledgeable about what goes on inside of churches in America from a layman’s point of view. Is the Church today doomed to cultural irrelevance? Can it be saved? Find out in Spiritual Embezzlement Made Easy. Written in a humorous and irreverent manner, it displays our church traditions and administrative practices in a manner where readers can see the Emperor has no clothes and what needs to be done to get him dressed again.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940012993823
  • Publisher: M. E. Brines
  • Publication date: 9/4/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 552,317
  • File size: 169 KB

Meet the Author

In Acts chapter 26 the Apostle Paul gave his personal history as a way of demonstrating to his accusers his credentials to speak on the subject of Judaism. I’ve been attending for more than 45 years, actually since before I was born. During the time when my mother regularly attended and was pregnant with me, my father was the Sunday School Superintendent. I grew up in the church. I’ve got a first cousin who’s an ordained minister and a great-grandfather who was a Pentecostal preacher. My father organized a church from its beginnings as a house church with two families, through a storefront with a part-time pastor (who officiated at my own wedding in a “real” church rented for the occasion) all the way until it was able to build its own building.
I was saved and baptized as a teen and since then I’ve served in the church in every capacity that a layman is allowed to: teacher, Sunday School superintendent, janitor, youth group leader, as a deacon and on the church governing board. I’ve taught Sunday School, vacation Bible schools (including one on the Navajo Indian reservation), AWANA, been a summer camp counselor, done home visitation, door-to-door cold calling to present the Gospel, participated in Christmas pageants and small groups, and organized, cooked for and cleaned up after banquets and dinners and breakfasts of all sorts.
My family used to move a lot when I was a kid and I’ve attended Christian and Missionary Alliance churches as well as Evangelical Free, Community, Methodist, Presbyterian and several varieties of Baptist churches. I don’t think anybody could be more knowledgeable about what goes on inside of churches in America from a layman’s point of view than I.
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  • Posted March 4, 2013

    Spiritual Embezzlement Made Easy M.E. Brines has created a b

    Spiritual Embezzlement Made Easy M.E. Brines has created a book that I feel really did make me think. I have left church behind for the basic reasons that he elaborates on in his book. I was involved in the Sunday school, and in the youth groups and found myself being spiritually deprived. I fit what he talks about in his expose Spiritual Embezzlement Made Easy. Well worth the read if you want really grasp what is going on. I realized everything he shared in this book. Well written and thought provoking. Bella Doerres Ma Ed 03/03/2013

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 18, 2012

    Look to this book for help

    This book is a real eye opener. It really defines the major problems of todays Churches. Every church and/or nonchurch person should take a look at it. Maybe the ones that are high up in the church should look at it, too.

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