If you are a serious churchgoer maybe looking for a better way to help guiding your Church or perhaps a Pastor wishing to make the word of God the most important part of your worship service than this book is for you!
In his latest book, The Church Awakening, Swindoll takes us first to the very beginning of the Church when Jesus Himself revealed to Peter and the other Apostles that "on this rock, I will build my Church.
Using the early Church as the very example of how any church should be, not as we too often perceive it these days through the eyes of others, he clearly defines the drifting of the church from its earlier teachings by Peter and his fellow disciples. The sharing of the death on the cross, the resurrection of Jesus, the ministry of giving to the poor, the helping of widows and orphans all seems to have lost their rightful place in our worship.
Often today's services resemble a social club gathering with little praise or gospel sharing. In The Church Awakening, an urgent call for renewal, Charles R. Swindoll gives us great insight on how we can work our way back to the basics of the Church in the way he does best, through stories, scriptures and examples of daily living.
This is an honest look at the Church the way it is now and showing us that if we are willing, we can change. An excellent source of renewal for everyone and a great book for any church library! I give it a 4 stars!
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