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So You Thought You Knew: Letting Go of Religion

So You Thought You Knew: Letting Go of Religion [Kindle Edition]

Joshua Tongol
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Tired of religion?

What if almost everything you were taught about Christianity is wrong?

Would you give up on faith altogether? Or is it possible to rediscover—with fresh eyes—a richer and more satisfying understanding of God and spirituality?

So You Thought You Knew is a refreshing journey written straight from the heart. It's about thinking outside the “institutional walls” of Christianity and asking the hard questions. It boldly says in public what many people are thinking in private. And its hilarious stories and life-changing insights will inspire those who are dissatisfied with fear-driven religion but believe—deep down—there’s a better message out there for the world to hear.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 315 KB
  • Print Length: 267 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0991463900
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Joshua Tongol; 1 edition (30 Jan 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00I3RY9E0
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #104,114 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Joshua Tongol is an author, speaker, and healing practitioner. With his unique and diverse background, he has become a fresh voice for modern-day spirituality.

A sought-after speaker, Josh's simple yet profound teachings have helped countless people throughout the world recover from legalism. He speaks on subjects such as: progressive Christianity, grace, healing, metaphysics, and organic church life.

Josh is a graduate of Biola University and Talbot School of Theology. He and his wife, Remy, live in California.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
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This is by far one of my favourite books I've had the pleasure of reading. If you truly "let go" and allow Joshua's words to reach your heart you will never be same. Joshua teaches that it is better to ask the questions that false religion has made you too afraid to ask instead of pretending you know all the answers.

It's refreshing to see a Christian author not try and make you swallow their ideas and understanding of doctrine but instead encourage the reader to go away, study, and find their own answers trusting the leading of the Holy Spirit.

If you have a hard time believing God loves you and is for you it's imperative for you to read this book. Everything will change! Let this book reveal what your heart deep down already knows to be true, that all are children of God and all are equally loved by the Father!

Joshua has had a massive impact on my life and I'm so thankful for his ministry and this book. From being knee deep in religion I discovered Josh on YouTube. To begin with I struggled to listen to some of his videos. This wasn't because I didn't agree (deep down I believed it) but I didn't want to believe it because it would rock what religion had always told me was truth.

I encourage you to step out and let go of religion and allow this book to transform your thinking! It truly has the ability to change your forever for the better!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
By Carol
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This is a profoundly real and honest book that will at times be a difficult read for people who have been raised in organised religious structures, but if one is willing and able to allow themselves to consider the challenges Josh makes to those inherent beliefs, they may well find some of the freedom they have been looking for.

My husband and I have been on the journey of what we recognise as a 'spiritual renovation' for several years now and it felt as though many of our personal conversations together had been overheard by Josh, as he talks about the same things we have wrestled with. He understands the guilt that is present even at the very prospect of re - thinking beliefs and theologies that one has accepted for (in our case over 40) many years and is able to pre-empt the inevitable responses to this fact. Josh is not provocative for provocative's sake. He shares his personal experience of wrestling with the issues at heart and gently encourages the reader to use reason with these long held beliefs and question them, which, in itself is a huge mind shift for these readers.

We have been on our journey now for some time, so much if what Josh says is reassuring confirmation for us and others who have been thinking this way for some time, however for those just embarking on this courageous trip, I imagine they may initially experience great difficulty with some of the concepts and may be helped and prepared for Josh's book by reading other material first, such as his suggested 'why I don't go to church anymore', 'The misunderstood God' 'He loves me' 'Love wins' , 'Pagan Christianity' just I name a few books that have helped us along our way.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book 4 Mar 2014
By Niel
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I can honestly say that this was the best read for a long time. It challenges so many beliefs and ideas that have shaped my walk with Christ over the years and has restricted my perception of God's love. This book makes you think and opens the gate to set you free from the bondage of inherited Christianity. Easy to read.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Inspiring and encouraging! 20 Feb 2014
By Paige
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I absolutely loved this authentic and honest book. It is inspirational and freedom-infusing. I was challenged by Joshua's openness and inspired by his empathetic, truth-seeking and understanding heart. I loved the chapter on 'church' and authentic relationships in particular. I think that this book can bring healing to many hearts - especially hearts that have been bruised by legalism and that have searched for deep and meaningful relationships within the institutional church, yet not found the grace they craved (as has been my own journey). There's really no mistaking true love and Joshua unfolds that love of Jesus - the pure love, without any prejudices or limitations - so beautifully. As you read you will find dreams awakening in your heart, as you discover God in all of your natural interests and desires, infusing all of your natural interests with His love and acceptance. :D the good news is well, good without any bad news! :)
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4.0 out of 5 stars An honest and vulnerable writing... 3 Feb 2014
By Meemo
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A book that appears to be birthed straight from the heart, which is what makes it so relatable. It's easy to read although provoking, but not at all in a conceited way. Joshua puts into words what so many of us would want to articulate, but dare not!
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