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Reimagining Church

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FRANK VIOLA is a popular conference speaker and the bestselling author of numerous books on the deeper Christian life, including From Eternity to Here, Revise Us Again, and Jesus Manifesto (co-authored with Leonard Sweet). His blog "Beyond Evangelical" is rated as one of the most popular in Christian circles today: frankviola.org.

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Always thought church fellowship should be this.

The Holy Spirit wants church to be this way.
Growth comes from hearing and obeying God's word. Not bossy controlling leadership.

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A lot to think about

Do not read/listen with out reading /listening to 'Pagan Christianity' first. Very Insightful, though I feel that reading the book version would be more helpful so that you can check and rechecked the scriptures used to make his case. Whether you agree or disagree I believe every believer should read this book. It will challenge you! Frank makes a lot of very valid point.

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  • Stephen Lewis
  • 10-07-19

Awakening

Why did you wait so long to write this book? It is a wake up call for a lot of our brothers and sisters to start reading their Bible and worshipping the Lord like we suppose too

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  • Mike
  • 23-01-20

Fantastic Book! Just one issue...

This book was fantastic in the fact that it helps one to not only understand what the writers of the New Testament are truly saying in regards to the church, but also to stretch the mind to rethink what the church is and how the church should relate to one another and the governmental structure.

The one issue I have with the book is how the author continually compares or likens the idea of how individuals in the church relate to one another to the relationship of the different persons of the so-called Triune God. This idea seems to be in every part of the book. I would encourage the author to review the initial beginnings of the idea of a triune God (Trinity) in the same manner he studied the beginnings of the pagan methods of worship introduced to the early church that he wrote about in his book “Pagan Christianity.”

Other than that criticism, the book was fantastic!

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  • Janet Howard
  • 18-10-19

Jesus is the head

it's amazing how when the Greek words get translated properly there is a new meaning and purpose for the "church". Good read if you are questioning the routine of Sunday morning "church" services or reading the Bible for yourself and finding those services lacking in the power and purposes of God.

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  • Edward Waring
  • 30-03-19

BACK TO SQUARE ONE

Having started with Pagan Christianity, I wanted to read this. I am not disappointed just a bit overwhelmed by the overall message to us as the Body of Christ,
I now want the hard copy so I can study and apply.

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  • Dan
  • 25-10-18

Mostly Good

Good narration and very easy to follow. Most of this book, probably 80-90%, I can fully agree with. However I found it very anti-athority. I do understand, in-context of why, just that it seemed to be a very dominant theme throughout the book. Mostly good teaching with excellent scripture references. And relistic standing arguments of why we are doing modern church wrong.

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  • Jason
  • 13-03-15

Exceptional and thought provoking!

This book not only met my expectations, it exceeded them. A great follow up to Pagan Christianity. Very good read.

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  • dethin
  • 22-01-15

this is the most eye opening book I've ever read.

Anyone who can agree that the church does not resemble the church of God should take a look at this work.

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  • Becca
  • 06-12-12

WOW !

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Thank you for writing what was on my heart, the questions I have, and giving such practical depth to Grace and the church.

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  • Brian Davidson
  • 21-06-14

Spend your time doing something else

What disappointed you about Reimagining Church?

I read this book because I too am interested in re-emagining the Church. Not out of disillusionment but because the Church is so central to God's plan and we obviously miss the mark more than hit it. I do not care what reimagining looks like so long as we take positive steps towards the heart of God. I strained to find any value in this book to that end. I get the sense that the authors past hurts has distorted his ability to speak reasonably to this topic. I certainly could have benefited from healthy, honest conversation even if I did not end up at the same conclusion but I think this book lacked both. If you are stuck in the worst forms of institutionalized Church under the domineering authority of an ego maniac then read this -- it will help. If not, find another book

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  • karuss edwards
  • 18-01-19

This is what my heart has been wanting for years

I've grown more and more restless with how church is done over the years. This book showed me why and what church was meant to be