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Starving Jesus: Off the Pew, Into the World [Paperback]

By Craig Gross (Author) & J. R. Mahon (Author)
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I was hungry and you gave me no food, I was thirsty and you have me no drink?


In other words?it?s time for Christians to get off their comfortable seats near the back of the sanctuary get out in the world. Authors Craig Gross and JR Mahon challenge fellow Christ-followers to stop talking about being spiritual, and start being spiritual?by rolling up their sleeves and serving a world desperate for the hope Christ offers.

You can make a difference.

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Studio: David C. Cook
Pages   240
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.24" Width: 5.88" Height: 0.65"
Weight:   0.63 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Oct 1, 2007
Publisher   David C. Cook
ISBN  0781445485  
ISBN13  9780781445481  

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Craig Gross is an author, speaker, pastor, and revolutionary. He shot to prominence in 2002 when he founded the website Craig is the author of nine books. He currently resides in Los Angeles, CA, with his wife, Jeanette, and their two children, Nolan and Elise."

Craig Gross currently resides in Corona. Craig Gross was born in 1975.

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Eh...  Dec 10, 2009
I enjoyed the style of the book--the two authors took turns writing and it was interspersed with a lot of Scripture. I liked the main themes that ran through the book, themes of digging into the Word on a regular basis, fasting, prayer, and becoming a disciple of Christ.

There were a couple of places where one of the authors came down really hard on a person who wondered why they didn't have a clear gospel presentation on their website and a pastor who wanted more information about their tour stop. It was hard for me to read they this author considered those people (and others who think like them) to be "super Christians," legalistic, and judgmental. Reading something like that detracts from the other messages of the book, which are really quite good.

Overall, this was just an okay book for me. There were things I really liked about it, and other things that could have been done better. The overall message is one that the Church needs to hear, but it came across pretty forceful in certain points.
There is so much more to being a Christian than sitting inside of four walls...  Oct 1, 2009
Starving Jesus: Off The Pew, Into the World is a dynamic look at modern churches. Craig Gross, and J. R. Mahon encourage, in fact demand that Americans get off their pew and submit their lives to Jesus.

I agree with a lot of what the author's say. However, they are lumping church goers in one pile. We are not all lazy. I can name many dear Christians that have touched my life. I can name many people that have stepped out of their pew and are living their lives for Jesus and they are church goers.

My other concern is the call for a 40 day fast. I think their challenge to fast for 40 days is dangerous. Before beginning such a monumental feat a person should consult their doctor. I think the author's missed the mark in Starving Jesus: Off The Pew, Into the World.

However, this book is right on the mark in the sense that Christians must take the Good News to the World. I am reminded of one of my favorite songs.

Go Into The World. Part of the lyrics are:

How will they hear that there's a God who loves them?
How can the blind regain their sight?
How can the lost find hope unless we tell them
We are to be as salt and light

Look to the fields, you'll see the harvest ready
Servants of God, we must obey
All of the world will know the Father loves them
If we will only point the way (Words and Music by Walt Harrah© 1987 White Wheat Music)

This is the message the author attempted to convey.
straight foward and in your face  May 21, 2009
this is very blunt and in your face type of book. It was a excellant book, and they authors do not leave out their own struggles and sin. They will let you know how it is.
This book will help you realize the need to share your faith with out being preachy.
I would recommend Share jesus without fear also.
It is by William Fay.
Book of Narrowmindedness  Apr 5, 2009
I bought the book thinking it would be an excellent book challenging the church to get out and serve the poor, the homeless, the hurting, and addicted. Instead it read like a fundamentalist primer in witnessing. It had next to nothing about serving the poor. In fact, the whole purpose of folks getting out there according to the authors is to witness as oppose to love and wash the feet of all people. They overuse a silly phrase "born again lazy" like they are hoping it will catch on. Save your money unless you are looking for a book on evangelizing in a confrontational way.
life changing  Mar 1, 2008
This book changed my life!!! It forced me to look at the fact that I am a lazy Christian and its not okay. It is written in a really exciting way and it keeps you interested throughout the whole book.

I noticed someone complained about how the authors didn't seem very loving towards lazy Christians, but the authors were honest about that. And, just because they didn't like their lifestyle doesn't mean they didn't love them! Loving someone means wanting the most Holy thing for them, and being a lazy Christian isn't Holy!

And about the fasting, yeah they did not give very good advice on that. A 40 day fast is the longest fast in the Bible, and its probably a very bad idea to do one for your first fast. So, if you were inspired to fast by this book (which I was) do some more research.

I recommend this book to absolutely EVERYONE, because it is truly, truly life changing.

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