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Discovering Life Beyond the Congregation

Posted on: January 21st, 2016 by Wayne Jacobsen No Comments

I love the email this book generates and hearing stories of how God is freeing them to see his church as so much bigger than our institutionalism can contain.

This is from Joy in Ohio:

Thank you so much for writing this book! I Absolutely love, love, love it!!!! I love the simplicity of how everything is described and explained!! But the best part is that it proves I haven’t been weird, odd and wishing for things that aren’t “real”. This book proves there is something more. I haven’t been kooky all these years!!! So many times what you explain is so refreshing!!! I especially love chapter 10… The Family Way. There are no words to describe what I feel! Many times I’ll be talking or exploring a subject with someone and later go to read the book, only to find you talking/explaining it! Makes me do a happy dance! And them I can’t wait to get back with the person I was exploring with and start the conversation all over again. So I guess I am trying to say is, thank you for all the happy dances!

And this from John:

I was given Finding Church 3 weeks ago and it has taken me that long to read and process it. My wilderness has been 17 years of not fitting in to an organization/local congregation. Upon reading the book, I realize I have been a part of God’s church as I have been in regular contact with two close friends (both pastors who no longer are associated with organized religion either). Thank you for removing my guilt. I have felt so alone except for these people. Strangely, my relationship with the two has grown since reading the book. I can view them as family not just a life buoy to someone so estranged. Thank you. I’m tearing up now.

I’m blessed to hear how my book has opened a view for others into a wider world where they can see that they are already connected to his family and give themselves more freely to it.