Thus Harris provides anecdotes of people getting serious about church and leaving their hobbies behind (clubs, special interest groups).
It made me wonder, what is the purpose of church if you real advocate that the individual Christians in your group pull back from commitments to non-Christians?
I definitely don't agree An amazing book that paints a beautiful picture of the purpose of church and how we're supposed to interact with it.
I definitely don't agree with his opinion that Christians shouldn't observe the sabbath (103 Harris).
This book criticizes church 'daters' as being too individualistic and me-centered but fails to provide a compelling ecclesiology.
In the end it says you should join a church because that is how you will grow and get the most out of your spiritual life. Perhaps it is because this book has a low view of sacraments (the sacraments are there to demonstrate your commitment to Jesus and thus the church). God's mission for the church is given lip-service but is not unpacked and only stated a few times.
As I read this book I thought of people I know with 'Church Angst' and found that Harris either is unaware of the ways in which churches can wound people, or he doesn't think that the emotional part of this is important enough to address.2.The church is the place God grows Are You Dating the Church?We are a generation of consumers, independent and critical.As a former newspaper reporter, she was honored by her peers with eleven journalism awards, including first place news writing for The Texas Press Association.She was a humor columnist for The 1960 Sun in Houston.. She left her job as a journalist in 2008 to write novels fulltime.