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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Needed Wake-Up Call
This book makes an important point. Many churches, in striving for numerical growth, in trying to be culturally relevant, and in attempting to meet the felt needs of their congregations are pursuing a trajectory that is a departure from the gospel. While the name Jesus is frequently evoked he is often portrayed more as a life-coach and dispenser of good advice than as a...
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2.0 out of 5 stars Rather joyless...
I know it's a serious subject but some books seem to make you feel you've learned something even if the subject is gloomy and some just make you feel morose. This book very much was the latter. Not particularly well written, a fair bit of repetition and serious points often made by apparently attacking one or two individuals rather than analysing their work and statements...
Published on 6 Oct. 2009 by Dr. Philip Le Dune


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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Needed Wake-Up Call, 23 Aug. 2011
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This review is from: Christless Christianity: The Alternative Gospel of the American Church (Hardcover)
This book makes an important point. Many churches, in striving for numerical growth, in trying to be culturally relevant, and in attempting to meet the felt needs of their congregations are pursuing a trajectory that is a departure from the gospel. While the name Jesus is frequently evoked he is often portrayed more as a life-coach and dispenser of good advice than as a Saviour and sacrifice for sin. I have found this book helpful in outlining the forms the departures take and in warning of the dangers. Michael Horton gives many examples which he sets forth in his clear, readable style.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Thought provoking, 12 Sept. 2009
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This book is an accurate description of popular christian culture today. This shows how people have turned their focus off god onto materialistic desires. this book is very good at explaining how we bring the focus back to god. Many critics may call the style critical and negative however the theology and doctrine taught does need to be examined in order to ensure there is no deception in the church
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent content, but edition leaves much to be desired, 26 Nov. 2014
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The book itself is an excellent and thought provoking look at contemporary Christianity. The five stars are for the content.

However, this particular printing is dire. Although stated as being done by Baker Books in the US, is actually done in house by Amazon. The font is far too small for the page, until the final two pages where the font suddenly increases to its correct size.

Very disappointed, though Amazon gave me a refund within an hour of informing them. Excellent customer service as always.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars fantastic!, 18 Oct. 2014
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I must say I found this book profoundly insightful, helpful and refreshing. A must read for those who feel misled and doubtful in their faith.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 17 Sept. 2014
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2 of 9 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Rather joyless..., 6 Oct. 2009
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I know it's a serious subject but some books seem to make you feel you've learned something even if the subject is gloomy and some just make you feel morose. This book very much was the latter. Not particularly well written, a fair bit of repetition and serious points often made by apparently attacking one or two individuals rather than analysing their work and statements in detail. Not a scholarly text and didn't really contribute much to a subject area that needs above all things objectivity.
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