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Then the intriguing title, which seemed a strange combination of relationship guide and church life commentary.The subtitle 'Fall in love with the Family of God' explains Joshua Harris' agenda better (especially for a non U. audience), and a quick flick through the text shows an easy-read mix of Biblical quotes, applications, illustrative anecdotes from his own experience as church member and pastor, and point by point challenges and checklists for the reader.) - For anyone who has wondered at times what on earth is God doing in describing us lot gathered together as His bride-to-be, this book provides a summary guide to key verses in the Gospels, Epistles and Revelation which outline God's intention for the "little 'c' church" (local) and the "big 'C' church" (global, eternal).Joshua Harris outlines 3 distinctive, unique, essential ordinances which, he claims, makes a church a church rather than a Christian group, Bible study, or ministry group.We settled into our chairs, adjusted our microphones, and after catching up a bit more, we got down to business. * * * Boundless: Josh, what motivated you to write ? Joshua Harris: I had the experience when I was single, after getting out of the high school youth group, which was my whole world of church at the time and all my friends there, of really feeling disconnected from the church and not quite seeing how it fit into my life and my plans.
As I connected a lavaliere to the XLR input on my DIGI002r, I thought back to the other times I'd been in this room, recording keyboard parts with Steve Cook or watching my friend Nikki Ritterspach sing a part for the church's latest worship album.
Joshua Harris’ main aim is to challenge the consumerist, self centred, critical attitude so many of us unconsciously, or even deliberately, carry into our local church, which sadly results in many believers (and pastors) giving up on a commitment to a local congregation.
Tamsin Llwyd Graves | March 2012 - Highfields Book of the Month By Joshua Harris - (2004) Colorado Springs: Multnomah Books Initial confession - it was the small, attractive format of this book which first drew my attention -an A5 sized hardback with large and well spaced font.
Aware of the hang-ups and blemishes that inhibit many from commitment to a local church, Harris recalls believers to see the church as God sees her: a radiant bride whom he loves and cherishes.
Despite our predisposition against commitment, the church remains the community of God's people that God so loved as to sacrifice his only Son.