Going To Church Paperback
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by John Pritchard;
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Going To Church
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If so, this book is for you. Looking in turn at the church as it is, the church as its meant to be, and the church as it might become, John Pritchard offers not only humour and insight, but also encouragement to feel that going to church is really worthwhile . . .
The Rt Revd Pritchard is Bishop of Oxford. He has written many well-received books, including How to Pray, The Intercessions Handbook and The Life and Work of a Priest, all published by SPCK.
Going To Church by John Pritchard was published by SPCK in May 2009 and is our 24121st best seller. The ISBN for Going To Church is 9780281058105.
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Going to ChurchBarry Vendy, via The Good Book Stall
I found this a most stimulating and enjoyable book (its closing word is “Enjoy”!), written with the author’s characteristic clarity and humour. I suspect you wouldn’t need Chapter 6 – “Ten things to do in a boring sermon” - if he was the preacher!
What is the Church for (worship, mission, community and ‘restoring the sacred centre’)?
What is it not for (entertainment, escape capsule, club for ‘religious anoraks’, or religious health spa)?
What could it be when defined by values rather than structures? John Pritchard sets out to be “honest about the problems, but confident about the value”.
For all its many shortcomings, the Church is “alive, well and busy”. It is “a flawed but wonderful band of pilgrims, worshipping, serving and having fun in the light of God’s love”. Why go to church? Turn to Page 118 for the bishop’s answer.
This book will certainly make you think, whether you are a church attendee or not. Try reading it in a group, and talking it over with the help of the questions listed at the end of each chapter.
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Details for Going To Church
|Author / Artist||John Pritchard|
|Publisher||SPCK (May 2009)|
|Number of Pages||128|
|Page last updated||5th January 2018|