Who Stole My Church Paperback
What to Do When the Church You Love Tries to Enter the 21st Century
by Gordon MacDonald;
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Who Stole My Church
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Has your church been hijacked?
Millions of people in their fifties, sixties, and seventies feel their churches have been hijacked by church-growth movements characterized by loud praise bands, constant PowerPoint presentations, and cavernous megachurches devoid of any personal touch. They are bewildered by the changes, and are dropping out after thirty, forty, or fifty years in a congregation. It's a crisis!
In this fictional story, pastor and author Gordon MacDonald uses topical examples and all-too-familiar characters to reassure readers that it is possible to embrace change, and to demonstrate how that change can actually be a positive influence in their church. The church, he says, has always been in a state of change; it has been changing for the last two thousand years. It is time to embrace that change and use it further the Kingdom of God.
Who Stole My Church by Gordon MacDonald was published by Thomas Nelson in January 2010 and is our 17758th best seller. The ISBN for Who Stole My Church is 9780785230496.
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Who Stole My Church?Mary Bartholomew, via The Good Book Stall
Originally published 2007.
Instead of writing a book that might have been overlooked, the author has tackled this subject by writing a story of a fictional church facing change. Very American as you would expect but don’t be put off. It is an enjoyable and straightforward ‘read’ that packs a punch in its message that it would be good for all of us to heed.
The older generation who once were the backbone of the church is feeling pushed out by the up and coming youngsters, hence the remark of the one who felt her church was being stolen from her.
The choir has been disbanded; the organist retired and was not replaced, there is a music group instead; modern songs are sung instead of the good old tried and tested hymns – I could go on.
The pastor calls together a group of the disaffected and they start to meet every week to discuss the issues raised. He calls them the Discovery Group, and indeed they discover many things, about themselves and about the newcomers and young people.
Most of us could relate to what is going on here. It matters not what sort of church you attend, you will recognise these attitudes and behaviours among your fellow church goers and hopefully will give pause for thought and reflection on your own situation be ye young or old.
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Details for Who Stole My Church
|Page last updated||20th August 2017|
|Author / Artist||Gordon MacDonald|
|Publisher||Thomas Nelson (January 2010)|
|Number of Pages||272|