Item description for Death by Church: Rescuing Jesus from His Followers, Recapturing God's Hope for His People (ConversantLife.com®) by Mike Erre...
Overview Examining how materialism and consumerism have made their way into the church, a teaching pastor and author of Jesus of Suburbia reveals how Christians can more effectively demonstrate Christ's presence and how the church can cooperate with Jesus in the world in which they live. Original.
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Studio: Harvest House Publishers
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.52" Width: 5.5" Height: 0.65" Weight: 0.69 lbs.
Release Date Jan 1, 2009
Publisher Harvest House Publishers
ISBN 0736924965 ISBN13 9780736924962
Availability 0 units.
More About Mike Erre
Mike Erre is senior pastor of First Evangelical Free Church of Fullerton, California. He has previously served at both Mariners Church and Rock Harbor Church in Orange County. A graduate of Talbot School of Theology, Mike speaks at universities and conferences around the country. This is his fifth book.
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FANTASTIC AND THOUGHT PROVOKING Mar 5, 2009
I don't know what the other reviewer is thinking - he obviously didn't read this book carefully. This book is ALL ABOUT Jesus and just how big and compelling the gospel really is. It is easy to criticize the church these days, but the author only spends 2 two chapters on critique and the rest of the book explores the relationship between the church and the kingdom of God. I cannot recommend it more highly for believers and unbelievers alike! I recommend Mike Erre's other books as well!
NOT FOR NEW BELIEVERS Feb 25, 2009
My wife and I read Mike's book and we cannot recommend it - especially for new believers.
This book complicates the Gospel.
The focus of this book is neither on grace, Jesus' finished work on the cross nor the ascended Christ.
This book proposes that the renewal of our physical natural world is equal to (or better than) our redemption from hell.
This message suggests that through our efforts, we alone can bring the Kingdom of God here to earth.
This book offers a man-centric solution and focuses on people's works. This solution has the potential to exalt human effort over Christ. Isaiah 14:13-14 speaks to the dangers involved: "And you said in your heart, I will ascend to heaven; I will exalt my throne above the stars of God; I will sit upon the mount of assembly in the uttermost north. I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will make myself like the Most High."
Ask yourself: "Who would benefit by complicating the simple message of salvation?"
Please pray that Mike and his flock experience the same revelation as the apostle Paul which is found in Acts 9:18: "And instantly something like scales fell from [Saul's] eyes, and he recovered his sight."
We thank the Lord Christ Jesus that He gives us the opportunity to participate in spreading His message until His speedy and imminent return, when He will establish His Kingdom.
Revelation 2:20 speaks of our anticipation: "He Who gives this warning and affirms and testifies to these things says, Yes (it is true). [Surely] I am coming quickly (swiftly, speedily). Amen (so let it be)! Yes, come, Lord Jesus!"
Provocative Read Feb 13, 2009
Entertainment-oriented. Hypocritical. Idolatrous. Consumerist. A mess. These are only some of the terms author Mike Erre uses to describe the plight of the church in contemporary American culture. The author takes a very provocative look at today's church scene and brings together issues that it is facing along with solutions on how we can be a better witness. He definitely thinks outside the box.