Why Bother With Church?: And other questions about why you need it and why it needs you

Why Bother With Church?: And other questions about why you need it and why it needs you

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The church has an image problem.

It is widely viewed in the world at large as being outdated, boring, irrelevant and filled with backbiting hypocrites.

How different that picture is to how the Bible talks about the new family that Jesus has gathered. It is a precious bride, a sparkling jewel, a lifeboat for forgiven sinners that is precious and holy; nurturing and warm; filled with truth, friendship and all embracing, forgiving love.

Sam Allberry understands the collision between these two views, and how, even as Christian believers, we can lose sight of how truly wonderful church is and should be, and what a privilege it is to be part of, and to serve.

In this brief accessible but thorough guide to church, Sam outlines what church is and why we need it. And how, when we have got it wrong, we can move closer to what a true church should be.

Title:Why Bother With Church?: And other questions about why you need it and why it needs you
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781909559141
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    Why Bother With Church?: And other questions about why you need it and why it needs you Reviews

  • Valeria

    Because I enjoyed 7 Myths about Singleness for its conciseness I chose one more book by the same author. The topic is relevant to every believer in any stage of Christian life as seasons come, bringin...

  • Thaddeus

    This is a good little book answering the question that many ask today, "why bother with church?"In an age of YouTube sermons, online live-streaming church services, and social networking - why should ...

  • Millie

    read this for membership at my new church. it's short and sweet and to the point. church membership is biblical and so important!!! ...

  • Rachel Schultz

    More great stuff by Sam Alberry. When we hold together both the human and spiritual view of our church we can be both realistic and ambitious. ...

  • Lauren

    completion note: Yet another good one by Sam Allberry. Given that's a pandemic and I haven't been able to attend church for a very long time, I didn't really need a reason to "bother" with church--I w...

  • Luke

    Excellent short book on the necessity of church for the Christian. Allberry excels at making his points brief while packing a punch. He sets forth basic teaching regarding the nature of the church and...

  • Nate Bate

    I initially began to read this book, I didn't have the right expectations. I was thinking more along the lines of going deeper that what it was. And then, the obvious occurred to me: this is a little ...

  • Matthew Manchester

    This book is a perfect book for new Christians. Give new converts in your church the gospel of John, 1 John, and this book. Then plug them into a community group....

  • Rusten

    Fantastic brief introductory work on Ecclesiology (what is the church, church gathering, church leadership etc) as well as being an apologetic for active church membership and attendance....

  • Victor Labrada

    A mercifully short but helpful book that is aimed at seekers but I think secretly meant for pastors. ...