Adventures in Churchland

Discovering the Beautiful Mess Jesus Loves

Adventures in Churchland
Author Dan Kimball
Publisher ZONDERVAN BOOKS
Publication Date 6/2012
Binding Book - Paperback
ISBN 9780310275565
Retail Price $16.99
Discount Price $13.08 (23% discount)
What Good Is the Church Today? andnbsp; Among the top ten trends that are changing American life, TIME Magazine recently listed a rising dissatisfaction with organized religion. Many people today, including author Anne Rice and singer Justin Bieber, have indicated that they don't see a need for the church anymore. Others say that it's not necessary to belong to a church to follow Jesus. andnbsp; For many years, Dan Kimball would have agreed, until an encounter with a small group of Jesus followers started him on a journey that would challenge him to rethink everything he had ever assumed about the church. In Adventures in Churchland, Dan invites you to join him as he uncovers what the Bible really says about the church and reminds us that it's more than just buildings and institutions, it's a beautiful mess of broken people learning to follow Jesus together. As you journey with Dan, you'll begin to experience the church as Jesus intended it to be: a community of forgiven misfits coming together to serve the world around them with passion, creativity, innovation, and grace. andnbsp; andnbsp; 'If you don't like the church, or if you're thinking about leaving, please read this book first. Dan's stories will make you laugh, make you think, and make you appreciate the church like never before.' -- Mark Batterson, author of The Circle Maker andnbsp; 'As a non-Christian, I was inspired and moved, and have been enthusiastically recommending it to my friends. This is a book for everybody.' -- Mark Frauenfelder, editor-in-chief of MAKE, founder of boingboing.net andnbsp; 'Dan's story hit close to home and challenged me immensely. Dan encourages us to break through the tension and messiness that church communities inevitably encounter to experience the beauty of being in community and sharing God's infinite love with others.' - Zach Lind, drummer, Jimmy Eat World andnbsp; 'There is a lot of confusion out there about Jesus and the church.' - From the foreword by Wanda Jackson, Queen of Rockabilly and member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame