Loving God When You Don't Love the Church
Opening the Door to Healing
- Pub. Date
- Sep 2007
Many Christians who experience hurt in the church don't just leave their own churches; they leave the church altogether. Whether they have been wounded by pastors or people in the pews, these believers have had enough and are jumping ship in massive numbers.
Pastor and churchgoer Chris Jackson is honest about his own failings as well as those of the church at large. He identifies with many of the hurts churchgoing Christians have experienced. In Loving God When You Don't Love the Church, he hopes to provide healing to wounded and disillusioned believers and restore the wonder of a genuine relationship with Jesus and his bride, the church. Jackson's humility, compassion, and practical advice for healing and restoration will touch those who have left the church and those who love them.
"What a great book! Loving God When You Don't Love the Church is an amazing exposé that addresses critical issues of our day with wisdom instead of sarcasm, with truths that heal and with love that confronts. For once we have a book that speaks truth with grace. I applaud the valiant efforts of Chris Jackson!"
--Dr. James W. Goll, Encounters Network; author, The Seer, The Coming Prophetic Revolution, The Lost Art of Intercession and many more
"I can assure you that you will experience the heart of God through the pages of this book. You will feel the Lord's love and passion emanating from each page and be refreshed in your personal relationship with Him. Healing will come to your soul in the places where you have been wounded by the Church. You will receive a fresh anointing and the understanding and commissioning to be the Church in the 21st century."
--Dutch Sheets, senior pastor, Freedom Church
"Our generation is filled with those who love the Gospel but hate the Church, who cling to Jesus but who can barely tolerate His Bride. The wounds and the bitterness are killing our life in God. Chris Jackson shows us a path to healing by showing us the biblical path to Christlike character. How desperately we need what this rising voice has to say!"
--Stephen Mansfield, The Mansfield Group
"What a timely message for the Christian Church! This book provides words of healing and perspective for those who have been wounded or who have become disillusioned with the Church; and it builds a bridge of understanding for both leaders and laity. Read it and pass it on. Someone you know needs this book."
--Stan Fleming, Gatebreaker Ministries