Stop. Right now. Stop what you're doing and go to your favorite Brick and Mortar or online book store and get your copy of Ray Johnston's recently released book Jesus Called He Wants His Church Back: What Christians and the American Church Are Missing. ( W Publishing Group, 2015).
To be honest, when I started reading this book, I thought that it was well written, with some good information, but nothing really new, and so I wondered what kind of review I was going to be able to write, but the more I read, the more I realized that some of the early pages were setting the scene for the incredible journey upon which I was about to embark.
Yes, some of the information was stuff I had heard before, but Johnston, staying true to scripture managed to put things in today's context and culture. As societal norms have changed in our country, the Church in America seems to have changed too, and regrettably, not always for the better.
Johnston points out how the Church seems to have joined the rest of America in wanting to be politically correct, even at the expense of sound theology. Like non-believers, believers have fallen into the trap of sweetening the truth so as to not offend anyone.
Perhaps it's time to get reacquainted with Jesus and the life that He promised: "I came that they may have life and have it abundantly." (John 10:10 NASB).
Whether you're a new believer or have been on your faith journey for many years, this book is one you want to read.
Required Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for a review. I was not required to write a positive review.