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Tired of Apologizing for a Church I Don't Belong To #BookReview

Spirituality without Stereotypes, Religion without Ranting
by Lillian Daniel
Tired of Apologizing for a Church I Don't Belong To      #BookReview
A few weeks ago, our newly elected Bishop visited and proclaimed his plans to increase membership.  Like so many small churches, our church has witnessed a steep decline in church membership.  We have a rich history but it's hard for a small church with 3 services a week to compete against larger churches offering more worship opportunities and services for members.  

I have heard stories of long ago when our state was home to over 70 A.M.E. Zion churches and now, we have less than 15.  Something must change.  

In her book, Tired of Apologizing for a Church I Don't Belong To, author Lillian Daniel tackles the challenge of sharing the gospel without being preachy, without being judgmental, just being human.

The popular preacher and public intellectual Lillian Daniel continues to take on the "Spiritual but Not Religious" individuals and shows Christians how to reach them.

Sloppy talk about Christianity has become an acceptable prejudice. TIRED OF APOLOGIZING FOR A CHURCH I DON'T BELONG TO provides humorous yet knowledgeable commentary on the way religion is talked about today. Daniel explains Christian ideas and practices in non-academic, yet non-facile terms. In her signature style, she outlines four types of non-church-goers: no-longer, no-way, never-have, not-yet. With experiential insight from over a decade as a pastor, she explains how churches of all denominations and doctrines can provide them enlightened rigor, reasons for belief, and authentic religious community. No one should have to check their brain at the door of the church, she says, and churches must deal with present-day issues and be intellectually open, inviting people to bring questions, rather than dispensing old, easy answers.



Tired of Apologizing for a Church I Don't Belong To
195 pp.
Sept 20, 2016
FaithWords
Hatchette Book Group

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