I received a free copy of this book through The Blog Tour Spot. I did not receive any money for this review.
This book got my interest with the whole concept of taking the Gospel at face value nothing added, nothing subtracted just the Gospel. My husband and I have within the last few years have gotten dissatisfied with the way the modern churches have gotten into programs and gotten into the newest things and have kind of gotten away from the teaching of the Bible.
This book is in no way a bashing of the church. It is just a straight forward challenge to us as Christians to take the Gospel as is and not try to add anything to it.
I wasn't really surprised at the results of the survey that was taken at Willow Creek Community Church in Illinois. Just because you are very active in church doesn't automatically lead to feeling fullfilled.
I was also not surprised at the story of the author's father asked to give his testimony and the father wasn't even a Christian at the time. Yes he attened church but had not made the decision to follow Christ yet, He recieved a great response. I have recently had a conversation with my oldest daughter about this. She recetnly moved out and meet some new people at a local church's singles ministry but none of this young people are Christians!!.
This book is really good at getting you to see the difference between the Old and the New (referring to the Old Testament and New Testament).
I would encourage anyone who wants to just get back to the Gospel to read this book and keep your mind open. There are many things that author brings out that goes against what we have always been taught or learned in church, but then again didn't Jesus go against the religious traditions of his day?
This is part of a blog tour so check out these other sites to see what they have to say. You can also get more info about Andrew at his website http://www.thenakedgospel.com/.
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Bell Whistle Moon
Blog Tour Spot
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Karen R. Evans
Musings by Lynn
Pix N Pens
Ponderings by Andrea
The Friendly Book Nook
The Gospel Writer