So You Don't Want to Go to Church Anymore
Jake Colsen, Wayne Jacobsen, and Dave Coleman
September 2, 2008
Jake Colsen, an overworked and disillusioned pastor, happens into a stranger who bears an uncanny resemblance (in manner) to the apostle John. A number of encounters with John as well as a family crisis lead Jake to a new understanding of what his life should be like: one filled with faith bolstered by a steady, close relationship with the God of the universe. Facing his own disappointment with Christianity, Jake must forsake the habits that have made his faith rote and rediscover the love that captured his heart when he first believed. Compelling and intensely personal, SO YOU DON'T WANT TO GO TO CHURCH ANYMORE relates a man's rebirth from performance-based Christianity to a loving friendship with Christ that affects all he does, thinks, and says. As John tells Jake, "There is nothing the Father desires for you more than that you fall squarely in the lap of his love and never move from that place for the rest of your life."
About the Author
Jake Colsen is a pseudonym for the combined work of two long-time friends, colleagues and fellow-travelers. 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 Jesus.
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