This is an exceptional story that will make you laugh,cry and be in awe of the love that Father has for all his children! It will challenge you to rethink what church is all about!
Chris, Student, East Tennessee State University
would you do if you met someone you thought just might be one of Jesus’
original disciples still living in the 21st Century? That’s Jake’s
dilemma as he meets a man who talks of Jesus as if he had known him,
and whose way of living challenges everything Jake had previously known.
So You Don’t Want to Go To Church Anymore
is Jake’s compelling journal that chronicles thirteen conversations
with his newfound friend over a four-year period and how those
exchanges turn Jake’s world upside-down. With his help, Jake faces his
darkest fears, struggles through brutal circumstances and comes out on
the other side in the joy and freedom he always dreamed was possible.
you’re tired of just going through the motions of Christianity and want
to mine the depths of what it really means to live deeply in Christ,
you’ll find Jake’s story will give you hope for your own. This book
probes the difficult questions and offers some far-reaching answers. It
just might turn your world upside-down as well!
book was written over four years and each chapter was first published
on line in sequence. Now the final draft of that book is available in
print. It has been a marvelous journey with so many contributions from
those who have read and enjoyed it.
Wayne Jacobsen is an author whose books and articles can be found at lifestream.org. He was a Contributing Editor to Leadership Journal for more than 20 years and also co-hosts a weekly podcast at thegodjourney.com for those thinking outside the box of organized religion. Dave Coleman
has been a pastor and hospice chaplain but has most effectively lived
his life as a brother helping others sort out the journey of life in
You can read Jake's book on line, or download a pdf version at jakecolsen.com.
You will also find translations available in Russian, Dutch, French
German, and Spanish as well as news, notes about the book and comments
from our readers.
Terrific story, I am recommending it to our pioneer church planters around the world.
Brian, International Missions Organization
To anyone who is wondering if God still moves among us as He did in the
Bible, here is a story to show the truth... that without a doubt, He
does! This story spoke to something deep inside me, something so
integral to my being that i couldn't sit back or relax until I reached
the end. And even then I knew it was just the beginning.
Jillene, Camp Director, New York
I left my church after 12 years and felt I needed to be in a church
until I read your book and discovered it was not about going to church
but being the church. And that is to be done everywhere I go and in
everything I do. I am now fellowshipping in a small house group and
feel at home. This book will definitely inspire you to be the church
and not just go to church.
Ronda, Mother and care-giver, Canby, Oregon