Why We Love the Church: In Praise of Institutions and Organized Religion [NOOK Book]

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This book presents the case for loving the local church. It paints a picture of the local church in all its biblical and real life guts, gaffes, and glory in an effort to edify local congregations and entice the disaffected back to the fold. It also provides a solid biblical mandate to love and be part of the body of Christ and counteract the "leave church" books that trumpet rebellion and individual felt needs.

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Why We Love the Church: In Praise of Institutions and Organized Religion

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Overview


This book presents the case for loving the local church. It paints a picture of the local church in all its biblical and real life guts, gaffes, and glory in an effort to edify local congregations and entice the disaffected back to the fold. It also provides a solid biblical mandate to love and be part of the body of Christ and counteract the "leave church" books that trumpet rebellion and individual felt needs.

Why We Love the Church is written for four kinds of people - the Committed, the Disgruntled, the Waffling & the Disconnected.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781575673530
  • Publisher: Moody Publishers
  • Publication date: 6/24/2009
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 547,267
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author


KEVIN DEYOUNG is Senior Pastor of University Reformed Church in East Lansing, Michigan, across the street from Michigan State University. A graduate of Hope College and Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, he serves on the executive team of RCA Integrity, a renewal group within the Reformed Church of America. DeYoung is the author of Just Do Something and Freedom and Boundaries, as well as Why We're Not Emergent and Why We Love the Church with co-authorTed Kluck. Kevin and his wife, Trisha, have four children.
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Table of Contents


TABLE OF CONTENTS:

Introduction - Open Basements, Bad Marriages,
and Decorpulation (Kevin)
Introduction - Styles Make Fights (Ted)

1. The
Missiological - Jesus Amonth the Chicken Littles
2. Turn the Page: On Getting
Off the Road and Getting Back to Church
3. The Personal - Hurt and Heresy
4. Appetite for Deconstruction: Or Why the Church Is....
5. The Historical - One
Holy Catholic Church
6. Brief Interviews With Extraordinary Men
7. The
Theological - The Church of Diminishing Definition
8. The Year of Jubilee

Dear
Tristan, a Letter to My Five Year Old Son...

Epilogue - Toward a Theology of Plodding Visionaries

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  • Posted September 20, 2013

    Very Well Written, Well Balanced, Great Research

    In this day of Church bashing and "the sky is falling" Barna-isms this was a refreshing and much needed work. Ted Kluck and Kevin DeYoung make the case that the Church is not only far from dying, but is alive and well and growing because it is Christ's Church. They do not focus on any one denomination, but on organized local Churches as a Biblical model for every age. The book debunks much of the nonsense and "polls" that Barna and others have spewed on us. It is Biblically written, and cites many references from Scripture. The book is also easy to read,funny when it needs to be - an excellent work. I highly recommend it.

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