How to Be a Christian without Going to Church
The Unofficial Guide to Alternative Forms of Christian Community
by Kelly Bean
This title was previously available on NetGalley and is now archived.
Pub Date 01 Jul 2014 | Archive Date 15 Aug 2014
God is moving. And just might be somewhere you haven't looked . . . yet.
What happens when the church no longer nurtures, feeds, or challenges you? What do you do when the thought of leaving breaks your heart--but staying hurts more?
Kelly Bean has been there. For anyone seeking genuine Christian community, she offers both heartfelt encouragement and practical suggestions for finding or creating a community of faith that honors God and offers rest, love, and communion with other believers. With true stories of those who have faced these questions and found a way forward, this book shows you how to be faithful in a place where you will truly flourish.
"Bean speaks with both the integrity and authenticity of one who has suffered in the course of arriving at her summations and conclusions. I could wish that every Christian today would read this one."--Phyllis Tickle, author of The Age of the Spirit and The Great Emergence
"Kelly Bean is a wise, whimsical, and revolutionary iconoclast. This book will call some to leave what is really not church, and it will call others to reengage the meaning of being a redemptive church."--Dan B. Allender, PhD, professor of counseling psychology and founding president of The Seattle School of Theology and Psychology