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The Naked Church

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THE NAKED CHURCH is an invitation for believers to forsake superficial Christianity and discover true intimacy with God. This compelling book will challenge you to look beyond the externals of contemporary church life with its glittering buildings, extensive programs, beloved celebrities and political muscle and find a relationship with God that will bring his powerful, li ...more
Paperback, Revised Third Edition, 256 pages
Published March 15th 1998 by Windblown Media (first published 1987)
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This book clarified some of the ideas I've had in my head for a long time. The organized church is a failure in its attempts to change the world on any global level. Its message falls short and makes no sense to people outside its walls. It's time to rethink the whole idea of Christianity and really "religion" in general.
Matthew Bushnell
It took being layed up in hospital for me to actually finish this book. (I've got to stop being so busy I can't physically read a printed book, or at least take the time to convert it to audio so I can listen whilst working!)
Wayne Jacobson, with honesty and transparency, examines todays "institutional church" and challenges us back to the place of true intimacy with Christ. It is only when we find our complete sufficiency in Him that the church will be seen for who she is meant to be - a loving
Brad Spencer
A lot of this rang true with me. I thought his approach was very positive compared to a lot of other books on this topic. I'd recommend to anyone struggling with their experience with church.
Another excellent book from Wayne Jacobsen.
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Wayne Jacobsen was a pastor for 20 years and a Contributing Editor to Leadership Journal and has authored numerous books and articles on spiritual formation, relational community and engagement of culture. Wayne also cohosts a weekly podcast at, out of which came his collaboration on the writing of The Shack and helped create Windblown Media, the publishing company behind the phe ...more
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