Item description for Church: An insider's look at how we do it by John G. Stackhouse, Jr. & Jr. John G. Stackhouse...
Overview In Church, John Stackhouse takes a candid, witty, and insightful look into more than forty aspects of the church, from money and literacy to membership and renewal. He offers these observations, he says, "as the commendations and provocations of a loyal church member. . . . They are offered in love---and exasperation, and longing, and even a bit of pique at times---in the hopes that the church somewhere, somehow, will be the better for them."
Publishers Description The following observations are offered to the rest of the church as the commendations and provocations of a loyal church member, not as the flatteries or insults of an outsider. They are offered in love-and exasperation, and longing, and even a bit of pique at times-in the hopes that the church somewhere, somehow, will be the better for them." -from the preface John Stackhouse's collection of short writings will be an invigorating reading experience for everyone, from pastors to laity, who loves the church in spite of its eccentricities and excesses. Heavily sprinkled with satire and wit, Church offers plenty of food for thought on topics such as worship, preaching, leadership, money, membership, literacy, and even summertime events (or the lack thereof). It is straightforward and practical, written by one of the keenest observers of the North American church scene. While Stackhouse is shameless about bringing both the good and the ugly to light in his provocative reflections, he is also shamelessly passionate about making the church an even better, more inviting, place to be.
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Studio: Regent College Publishing
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.5" Width: 5.5" Height: 0.45" Weight: 0.56 lbs.
Release Date Mar 31, 2005
Publisher Regent College Publishing
ISBN 1573833533 ISBN13 9781573833530
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More About John G. Stackhouse, Jr. & Jr. John G. Stackhouse
John G. Stackhouse, Jr. is Professor of Religious Studies at Crandall University in New Brunswick, Canada. His previous book, Can God Be Trusted?: Faith and the Challenge of Evil (OUP, 1998) was named one of Christianity Today's books of the year.
John G. Stackhouse currently resides in Vancouver.