First sentence: Why another book on church?
Premise/plot: Josh Moody seeks out to answer ten commonly asked questions about church. The questions:
- Is church only for Christians?
- Do I need to go to church if I am a Christian?
- Which church is the true church?
- Why are there so many different kinds of churches?
- What is the point of baptism and communion?
- Why is preaching important?
- Why is there so much politics in church life?
- Should I go back if I have been hurt by church?
- What should I look for in a healthy church?
- How can I serve in a church?
Each chapter asks and answers one question. If you're skimming the book, the answers are almost always found about a paragraph or perhaps two paragraphs before the "story" section of each chapter. The first portion of each chapter explains/describes the question and ultimately answers it. The second portion of the chapter is just a story to illustrate a person who might have that question. Each chapter concludes with a few discussion questions.
My thoughts: I liked it. I liked that it was a quick and relevant read. While one could certainly read it straight through, I think it's also the kind of book that you could use as a resource and just read the chapters that you're currently interested in.
© Becky Laney of Operation Actually Read Bible