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by Steve McCranie

eBook Love Jesus, Hate Church:  How to Survive in Church— or Die Trying download ISBN: 0977155803
Author: Steve McCranie
Publisher: Back2Acts Productions (May 15, 2006)
Language: English
Pages: 250
ePub: 1773 kb
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Rating: 4.4
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Category: Christian Books
Subcategory: Ministry and Evangelism

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Love Jesus, Hate Church is the first book that examines the senseless and hurtful experiences often endure within our current church structure

Love Jesus, Hate Church is the first book that examines the senseless and hurtful experiences often endure within our current church structure.

Dead Church Walking is a lucid, hopeful book that people would do well to place in their pastor's hands. Jimmy Dorrell is not standing over the church performing last rites he is trying to hook the church up to the life giver, Jesus. He gives, then develops, eight principles of change. 3 people found this helpful. If I have any thing negative to say it would be that trying to begin each chapter with a "P" word may be somewhat forced but the book is helpful in leading a church to change then through change. The last chapter of the book includes a 16 question survey so churches can gauge their readiness for change.

Revival Baptist Church, Clermont, Florida. SERVICE TIMES: Sunday- 11am & 4pm Wednesday- 7pm SOULWINNING: Sundays between services. They are "experts" at giving advice about how Christians should be, but really do not read their Bibles or follow Jesus. I am thankful for a Church like this that IS loving and open to anyone who truly wants to follow Jesus. Ye are the light of the world andle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house.

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Love Jesus, Hate Church is the first book that examines the senseless and hurtful experiences often endure within our current church structure. It is a book about emerging faith, absolute truths, and offers hope to those who have taken an honest look at the church, scratched their head, and said, ÒYou know, this ainÕt the way church is suppose to be. Something must be wrong. Bad wrong.Ó
Comments: (7)
Bearus
This book lays it on the line with today's American churches. Some of the language can be coarse but I think that is the author's way of getting our attention as to the problem with current day lukewarm churches.
Moswyn
A must read for ANYONE who has ever experience hurt, frustration etc. with the church!
Insanity
I have not been a minister although many tried to steer me that way. I would have been more miserable than I am now. I am a 67 year-old with a 67 year history in the Methodist Church...supposedly the United Methodist Church..NOT! I love the Hymns, I worship our Creator, and I adore the people. Voluntary leadership in the church is way overrated. It is not healthy for one's Christian life and beliefs to get too intimate with the inner workings. From the Bishops to the District Superintendents to the local minister to the Board and Trustees, it is so political. There's not much to worship about when the infighting lets you take a quick breather. Sunday is supposed to be a Day of Rest. Steve McCranie scored a Bulls-Eye!
Syleazahad
Book was exactly as described in the brief.
No hesitation in purchasing again when the result was this good .
Bu
Can't finish it. Wanted to, but can't. Thought the book had a great premise, and I was very eager to read it. It's even possible the author made some good points. However, these were really overshadowed for me by his writing style. He is so flippant! He's smug, he's smarmy -- he's kind of a jerk. I was really disappointed. Moreover, perhaps because he has a lot of baggage, he rants -- with some authenticity -- but doesn't provide much in the way of solutions. I frankly thought this was a book that needed to be written -- but by someone else, a better writer perhaps. This author needed to go back to college and take a couple of writing classes, as well as a rhetoric class. Oh, one other thing that irritated me was the fact that at every possible opportunity, he injected the title of his book into the text -- and bolded it. Man, that was annoying! Page after page of bolded book title interspersed with the text. Wow. The publisher should have exercised better editorial control. Largely a disappointment.
Legend 33
I picked up this book with high hopes. After having attended churches which were little more than social cliques, I was excited to read about a possible remedy for this situation. While the author gives some excellent examples of how church politics have made churches worse than ineffectual, he fails to hit the mark.

Ironically, although the author chastises people who speak out in public about trivial church politics and portrays them as poor witnesses for Christ, he does not see how his own voice is also a poor witness. This book is filled with anger and sarcasm, and I am thankful to have met Christians who are filled with God's wonderful light, because this author does not project it, and I want no part of whatever it is he has!

The book, being angrily styled, contains a few curse words, and repeats ad nauseam the phrase, "and Jesus vomited them from his mouth". The author's words appear to be randomly vomited onto the page, with little regard for structure. For example, one chapter lists many reasons why masturbation is a sin, and then meanders on to connect masterbation with attending church. The entire book has a disjointed feel. It is obviously self-published, and badly needed a good editor.

The author holds up individuals such as Randall Terry as role models, so if angry Christian activism is your cup of tea, you may enjoy this book. However, if you are looking for healing due to negative experiences you may have had with organized religion, this book may very well be more damaging than helpful.

I wish the book had focused a bit more on the "Love Jesus" part. We have enough hate in the world. This book simply adds to it.
Obong
Steve McCranie's book, Love Jesus, Hate Church certainly has some jewels of truth and pinpoints the daunting state of the American church, BUT, his conclusion is shortsighted and theologically incompetent.

By exploring the current state of Christendom in America, McCranie accurately depicts the Love Jesus, Hate Church syndrome - which is missed only by the religious zealots he enthusiastically describes throughout the first chapters. I was anxious to see what conclusion he draws and how he proposes to "Fix" the church, or at least his own church - McCranie made the pastorate his career. Each chapter I read, I all the more anticipated his conclusion and answer to the question.

Sadly, as the title indicates, McCranie is not interested in restoring a biblical church, but only in creating the type of Christian that transcends (and just maybe transforms) a dying, faithless church.

I realized that the theology of the Church as well as some basic church history is something McCranie is not interested in. At the close of the book he criticizes the faith of the apostles who hide themselves for fear of persecution after the crucifixion and were slow to believe in the miracle of the resurrection. He proposes that our faith be more like that of Mary Magdalene, who stayed weeping at the tomb of Jesus. Sure, the apostles have some faith to make up for before they take center-stage, but he ends the book without recognition of how the apostles then taught with authority and unity, something lost in today's American church.

McCranie does recognize that a church does exist, but merely an "invisible church" not to be mistaken for the visible churches that are so obviously wrought with lukewarm faith. He therefore does not seek to reconcile the biblical (and visible) church Jesus prays for in John 17, the one that is to be perfectly united so that the world might see and believe, with the state of the church today. The church of today is NOT unified in word or action and one could use this to say Jesus was unable to keep corruption from the Word and his believers.

McCranie's lack of recognition of the theology of the church (even the basic understanding of it in the Apostle's Creed) and the authority given it by Jesus and the promise that it be lead to ALL truth is theologically negligent. The theological question to be asked: "how can we as modern Christians make any biblical sense of our divided church with competing dogmas, competing theologies, and the complete stripping down of orthodoxy and liturgy to something that barely resembles Christianity?!" That is the question that I would hope this book would answer, but instead Love Jesus, Hate Church insists that the church will never change, so individuals must. A very nearsighted, anti-historical view of Christendom. McCranie never seemed to address the real issues that scandalize the Church and how he himself reconciles his "Hate Church" attitude. Rather, by the end of the book, I felt he never intended to reconcile his feeling to any biblical meaning of church and instead accepts the church as a broken-down institution.

It left me craving a book that truly sought to answer the questions posed to the modern Christian about the truth of the Church and the reality of holiness we seek. I would recommend "Four Witnesses: The Early Church In Her Own Words," by Rod Bennett. He gets into the theology of the church and how the magnificence of the early church is to be lived.Four Witnesses: The Early Church in Her Own Words

I gave it two stars because I feel he has at least identified a true cause for concern among American Christians.