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Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Book Review--CALLED TO STAY by Caleb Breakey

Called to Stay: An Uncompromising Mission to Save Your Church  -     
        By: Caleb Jennings Breakey

This is the first book I've read written specifically for people who are planning to leave their church and go hunting for another...or not. Or who have already left.

If you buy this book, fast forward to Part 3, Chapter 9, When to Leave. There you will find a what I think would have been well placed in Chapter 1; but then, I'm not the writer or the publisher. I like this chapter because it  contains a checklist of when it might be actually needed for you to continue with plans to leave.

If your church passes the test, though, return to Chapter 1 and find out what do do to be a help, not a hindrance. Ever thought about being an infiltrator? Being one who helps the Lord breathe life into this ailing body? Benchwarmers--would you like to actually get into the game and help your church be a winner?

This book contains suggestions and challenges that won't be for the faint at heart or those who would rather sit back and let George do it. Frankly, that's why your church might be ailing. Too many let-Georges and too few go-get-'ems.

Try it. You might like it. Available from Christian Book Distributors, Amazon, and Barnes and Nobel.

1 comment:

  1. This may be an interesting read for me. I have SO many opinions and frankly, bad experiences in "church" or as I call it, "club church" that I left and joined a house church almost 3 years ago. I could probably write a book about how we stayed and tried to "infiltrate" and share the gospel with the leadership of the club and so on. I completely understand why youngsters are leaving in droves and I understand why some people go. Now that I live here in the South, it's even more amazing to see how cultural the church is. Hot topic and worthy of discussion. I just wish disciples of Christ would get that a building isn't the church and that we are - His people.

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