Book: Reimagining Church

Posted on September 18, 2008

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Each year, one million
Christians leave the traditional church. Why? Join Frank in this
constructive follow-up to “Pagan Christianity” as he paints a
compelling picture of organic church life, where the body of Christ is
an organic, living, breathing organism. A church that is free of
convention, formed by spiritual intimacy, and unbound by four walls
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In Acts 2, Luke described a
church where everyone shared their possessions, had everything in
common and was devoted to practices like fellowship and prayer. If
you’ve looked around the modern Church and wondered where that kind of
gathering is hiding, we suggest you read “Reimagining Church,” which
will help form your convictions into revolutionizing thoughts. Frank
Viola, a leader in the home-church movement for 20 years, lays out the
complicated issue of “redoing church” in a tangible and practical way,
never skimming over the hard issues like unity, authority, and
spiritual status quo. Spilling over with relevant scriptures and
illustrations, Viola’s convictions are sure to challenge and excite you
(Relevant Magazine, September/October, 2008).

Leonard Sweet, Professor at Drew Theological School and George Fox Seminary, is making Reimagining Church required reading for his seminary students. (Sweet was voted one of the top 50 most influential Christian leaders last year at #8.)
Sweet says, “It’s one of the best things out there about organic
church. Frank really understands organic. I love this book. I’m
requiring it of my doctoral students, everybody I see. I’m kind of an
evangelist now for Reimagining Church” (Napkin Scribbles, “Authentics”, August, 2008).

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