A Christianity Worth Believing: Hope-filled, Open-armed, Alive-and-well Faith for the Left Out, Left Behind, and Let Down in us All

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Wiley, Apr 15, 2008 - Religion - 220 pages
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A Christianity Worth Believing offers an engaging, 'come-with-me-on-a-journey-of-exploring-the-possibilities' approach to what it means to be a follower of Jesus in our day. Written by Doug Pagitt?a leading voice in the Emergent conversation—this beautifully written book weaves together theological reflections, Christian history, and his own story of faith transformation.

Pagitt invites readers to follow him as he tells the story of his un-churched childhood, his life-altering conversion at age 16, his intense involvement in the church, and his growing sense of unease with the version of Christianity he was living. On page after page, Pagitt lays out his journey toward an authentic, passionate expression of a faith that feels alive, sustainable, and meaningful.

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User Review  - bmetzler - LibraryThing

It was interesting to read how the Greeks ideas of the gods influenced Christianity and how those concepts which have been refined and held to for most of history might be stumbling blocks for people with a less grecian worldview today. Read full review

Christianity without a Savior

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Did you ever study the Bible closely, or try to memorize verses from it? If so, this book has an important message for you: What a waste of time! On p 62, the author claims it is silly to memorize ... Read full review

About the author (2008)

Doug Pagitt is the pastor of Solomon's Porch, a holistic, missional Christian community in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He has written a number of books, has worked in churches and for a non-profit foundation, and owns two businesses in Minneapolis. Doug is a sought-after speaker for churches, denominations, and businesses throughout the United States and around the world on issues of culture and Christianity. He can be reached at www.DougPagitt.com.

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