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A Lover's Quarrel with the Evangelical Church

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"My name is Warren and I'm a recovering evangelical." With these words, Warren Cole Smith begins his book A Lover's Quarrel with the Evangelical Church. Since World War II, there has been a flowering of evangelical activity and parachurch organizations. But something troubling has happened in spite of this growth and the political and financial power it has created. Overal ...more
Paperback, 265 pages
Published May 7th 2009 by Authentic
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Troy
I've read a lot of other reviewers say that the insights in this book, while good and well worth hearing, aren't exactly earth shattering. I would agree on both counts.

In order to ween ourselves from the trappings of political power, control, and technology in the context of ministry (things we do not NEED in order to do what ought to be done), and get back to being the community of saints supporting and spurring each other on to true worship and good works that bring cohesion to our life AND o
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John Kennedy
Some interesting insights, but nothing particularly earth-shattering. A tendency to get down on the church and Christians. I do that enough already without needing more fodder.
John Clayton
Challenging and inspiring read. Well worth the short time invested. As much as I agree with the author's conclusions, the book lacks in depth support for its conclusions.
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