In a word: Infiltrate
To me the challenge of writing, as well as reading, digesting and reviewing a book on why you probably shouldn’t leave your church for another one presents one major difficulty – the Bible doesn’t really address this issue the way we face it today in North America with Christian churches all over the place. However, Caleb does a great job tackling this issue.
Do you expect a book on not leaving your church to be dry, boring, preachy, and, well… condemning? It’s not. He’s super encouraging and positive. He’s a likeable, conversational author. Caleb loves Jesus’ church, and he’s written a lot of things to make you think.
On the down side, the one thing that I don’t recall Caleb talking about was God’s specific calling and direction on one’s life. A lot of great churches wouldn’t exist if it weren’t from people leaving their church (with intention) to start or support a new one. However, Caleb isn’t pigheaded about sticking around no matter what, just to be clear, from the vibes I get he isn’t busy judging every person who leaves his church. This book is filled with a lot of great guidelines, tips, and helps – it’s not a rulebook.
When it comes down to it, Caleb’s message is simple – infiltrate your church. A lot of times you can be the change you want to see. So stay and fight. Make a difference. Infiltrate. Your church matters. Church matters – it’s the bride of Christ.
5/5 Paper Movement Stars!
I received a review copy of this book courtesy of the publisher and Netgalley.