Return to Authentic Christianity: An In-depth look at 12 Vital Issues Facing Today's Church

Return to Authentic Christianity: An In-depth look at 12 Vital Issues Facing Today's Church

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Church trends fad or fine?

Is the Church trending toward or away from authentic Christianity? Three Christian leaders present and discuss issues that every Christian needs to know.

Return to Authentic Christianity is a thorough examination of some of the most critical issues affecting the modern Church.

Written by respected Church leaders Robert Stearns, Chuck Pierce, and Larry Kreider, Return to Authentic Christianity is for thinking believers interested in the direction the Church is currently heading.

Between the three of us, we travel a combination of more than a half million miles each year. And wherever we go, we see both positive and alarming trends in the Body of Christ that impact us. While troubling trends can cause deep concern, they also provide opportunities for change, write the authors.

Through exciting personal experiences coupled with credible and interesting hands-on research results, you will read with eyes wide open about significant trends and issues that are reshaping and impacting today s Church.

Your reaction to what you learn impacts future generations as the Church proclaims the good news of hope through God s Word as His Kingdom continues to expand worldwide. You are the salt of the earth and the light of the world as you joyfully trust in Him and seek first His Kingdom.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780768491050
Publisher: Destiny Image, Inc.
Publication date: 07/28/2011
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 849,293
File size: 661 KB

About the Author

Dr. Robert Stearns is the executive director of Eagles' Wings, an international relational network of believers, churches, and ministries committed to the lifestyle of biblical spirituality, the unity of the Body of Christ, and God's enduring covenant with Israel. Eagles' Wings has ministered in over 30 nations. He, his wife, Ana, and their three sons live in New York and spend a great deal of time in Israel.


Larry Kreider is the founder and international director of DOVE Christian Fellowship International, a family of churches established on six continents. As an author of more than 30 books and a speaker at conferences and churches, he travels extensively training Christian leaders and believers in practical Christian living. Larry and his wife, LaVerne, live in Lititz, Pennsylvania. They have four children and three grandchildren.


Dr. Chuck D. Pierce has been used by God to intercede and mobilize prayer for local churches, cities and nations.  He is president of Glory of Zion International Ministries in Denton, Texas, a ministry that facilitates the vision of other apostolic ministries worldwide.  Chuck, his wife Pam and six children live in Denton, Texas.

Table of Contents


Chapter 1—A New “Mindskin” (Chuck Pierce)

Chapter 2—A Younger Generation Is Leaving the Church (Larry Kreider)

Chapter 3—Emergence of a “Gray” Church (Robert Stearns)

Chapter 4—A Cry for Authentic Christianity (Larry Kreider)

Chapter 5—A Hunger to Get Back to Basics (Larry Kreider)

Chapter 6—Choosing Authentic Discipleship Over Traditional Church Models (Robert Stearns)

Chapter 7—Rising Lawlessness, Societal Chaos, and Harassment of the American Church (Robert Stearns)

Chapter 8—Anti-Semitism and Controversy Surrounding Israel (Robert Stearns)

Chapter 9—Redesigning and Rethinking Church (Robert Stearns)

Chapter 10— African, Latino, African-American, and Asian Leaders Arise (Robert Stearns)

Chapter 11—Emergence of Diverse Modern-Day Apostles (Larry Kreider)

Chapter 12—The Widely-Emerging Regional Church (Larry Kreider)

Chapter 13—A New Release of Intergenerational Ministry (Larry Kreider)

Chapter 14—The Kingdom of God and Marketplace Ministry (Larry Kreider)

Chapter 15—A New Movement in Prayer (Chuck Pierce)

Chapter 16—A Time of Changing Structures (Chuck Pierce)

Chapter 17—The New Season of Focused Critical Thinking (Chuck Pierce)

Chapter 18—Prepare for the Next Season (Chuck Pierce)

Chapter 19—Times of Restoration (Chuck Pierce)

Conclusion—Where Evil Abounds, Grace Abounds Much More!

Appendix A—Operating Successfully in God’s Kingdom Plan (Chuck Pierce)

Appendix B—Thought Processes to Develop: Reading the Word From Different Perspectives (Chuck Pierce)

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