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In this book, Joshua Harris makes this case with wisdom, clarity, and graciousness.”—CHARLES W.COLSON, PRISON FELLOWSHIP, WASHINGTON, DC“Joshua Harris reminds us of the great kingdom work we are missing in our lives when we avoid the personal contact that commitment to a ‘home’ church brings.

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In this honest, personal, and practical book, Joshua Harris shows you why it’s time to say yes to church and how to find the right one for you–the place where you can fall in love with the family of God.

Includes: What you miss when you miss church Ten questions to ask before you join How to get more out of the best day of the week What Readers are Saying:“This book shows the place of great honor that church holds in Christ’s heart and encourages us to value what He values.

But that emphasis has not been balanced by the inherently corporate nature of the Christian life.

Christians belong in churches—the only places where we can thrive and grow spiritually.

I especially enjoyed the thoughts on attending church as a consumer vs. Consumers critique and analyze the singing, the sermon, the experience.

Favorite quotes/paraphrases from the book: "As the meeting (Sunday church service) starts, remember that you're not here to be entertained. Worshiping with song is a chance to sing truth and express praise and gratefulness to God. Instead, focus your mind on the truth of what you sing and the Person to whom you're singing. I tended to assume that if a preacher wasn't funny or didn't tell good stories, then I was under no obligation to be fully engaged. The real burden of responsibility for Sunday morning is not on the preacher to perform, but on the congregation to listen."An amazing book that paints a beautiful picture of the purpose of church and how we're supposed to interact with it.

He is the best-selling author of Dug Down Deep: Building Your Life on Truths That Last and several books on relationships, including the run-away bestseller, I Kissed Dating Goodbye….

More about Joshua Harris Joshua Harris is senior pastor of Covenant Life in Gaithersburg, Maryland.

Many people seek to be comfortable and well fed in a church, but community is where the real issues of our hearts get worked out.

Through the church, Joshua Harris writes, ‘Thepower of the gospel is not only changing individuals, but is also creating a whole new kind of humanity.’”—SARA GROVES, SINGER/SONGWRITER“Joshua Harris has a gift for addressing issues that matter in a way that’s clear, powerful, and memorable.

I believe the Lord will use this book to kindle in the hearts of many a love for what Jesus loves—His bride, the church.”—DONALD S. This little book reflects Christ’s love for the church and explains it in terms that are simple and passionate.

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