Mini Review: Quit Church: Because Your Life Would Be Better If You Did by Chris Sonksen

"The Creator created us to need each other." (116)

Title:  Quit Church: Because Your Life Would Be Better If You Did
Author: Chris Sonksen
Publisher: Baker Books
Release Date:  July 3, 2018
Genre: Non-Fiction / Christian Living
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Let's face it. Church isn't working. How many of us are actually living the abundant life Jesus promised? How many of our churches are thriving? How many of us are experiencing God's blessings? Maybe it's time to call it quits.

Quit church? Well, not exactly. 

Drawing from his experience coaching hundreds of churches toward true growth, Chris Sonksen calls on us to quit our casual, cultural commitment to church as we know it. No more half-hearted attempts to win the favor of God and other people by doing the right thing. No more doing things out of a sense of duty. Instead, Sonksen reveals the spiritual habits that release the blessings of God, both on each individual and on the church. He explains why we struggle to put these practices into action and gives practical solutions to move us forward into health, growth, and maturity.


MY THOUGHTS

Quit church. Now tell me, how many of you have thought of it? In honesty, I have. There were just so many reasons I've given my independent self in the past, and I'm sure it's one of those things that most if not all fellow brothers and sisters go through at some point. Right? If I'm off based, then good for you.  Back in the day, I've wished there's some one or some book that can understand my thoughts, understand why and feed some insight to me. In truth, the young me was a bit embarrassed to broach this topic with others at church, and dears, that's the very point. It really shouldn't be about church, per se, but the community, the relationship. I'm going off tangent from the purpose of this post. This is a review post of course, but I wanted to give y'all a bit of background on how I felt I understood this topic.

Quit Church: Because Your Life Would be Better if You Did by Chris Sonksen spoke the words we thought, at least I did in the past. That brings the other point, that it really is timeless, because we at some point will go through the same doubts, same thoughts and same stagnant facade we put forth.

"You are not responsible for other people's responses; you are responsible only for your own." (35)


Quit Church shares with us not ideals, but looking at church from a different perspective - not what it can do for us, but rather what we can do for others. It's about giving, but also about community. It's when you realize these two, you'll be able to find the fulfillment you seek. At least this is my take. In all, a great book to read and share.

Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the author/publisher. I was not required to write a positive review, and have not been compensated for this. This is my honest opinion.

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