The Christian Atheist has ratings and reviews. Greg said: Meet Craig Groeschel, he regularly breaks 40% of the Ten Commandments:Craig heart. The Christian Atheist. Believing in God but Living Like He Doesn’t Exist. Take an honest moment and ask the question: am I putting my whole faith in God but still. Craig Groeschel. Zondervan pp., $ Buy The Christian Atheist: Believing in God but Living As If He Doesn’t. Current Issue.
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This was a pretty good motivational book to put philosophy into action.
I highly recommend it to all Christians who seek to grow and mature in their faith. Instead of addressing the topic in an insightful way, this book reads like any other self help book with verses from the Bible and Christian themes thrown in every so often.
It’s not world-shaking, but probably worth the read. Promo Coming Soon Video. Church Open Network at http: He also hosts the Craig Groeschel Leadership Podcast as a practical tool to spark new ideas and prompt innovative thinking in leaders at every level within any organization. Why do I honestly believe in an omnipotent God but somehow doubt that He can change me? Atheiat is a New York Times best-selling author with books about topics like dating and marriage, social media, purpose, direction, church leadership, and more.
Was this a suppose to be a “how to” book? But this book is also about knowing the Lord and having a personal relationship with Him. The examples of sinfulness are stale, and lousy examples–and others are badly deduced reasons why everyday actions are sinful. I had really big hopes for this book. Mar 21, Greg rated it did not like it Shelves: While I admit the title offended me I thought it was an emotional abuse attack by a non-Christian to be bluntly honest the tagline got to me deeply and reminded me of grieschel is important to my life.
The third and final atheish represents the Christian who believes so devoutly in the gospel of Christ that they are willing to give their entire life in service to it. As someone who has lived as a “Christian Athiest” for period of time and has been submerged in an environment filled with them, I would recommend this book for any young Christians who are looking to take their faith to the next step.
Published March 20th by Zondervan first published Unfortuntately this chapter fell as flat as the others before it. Craig and Amy started Life. But some of the chapters left me lacking. Who are you to judge the hearts of those people who don’t appear to be as faithful as you? Learn more at http: God really wants us to serve and spread the gospel. On the other hand, he freely admits that he has points of conflict where his will and desire is challenged by the ongoing pressure of the culture and past habits.
He got the point across every time, but took a long time to do so.
The Christian Atheist: Believing in God but Living As If He Doesn’t Exist by Craig Groeschel
I’d probably only give the rest of the book two stars, but these chapters had enough of an effect on me that I’ll give it three. Because while I was saying “that’s me” I was comforted in knowing that “I’m not alone”. He wants us close enough to Him that we know His heart — close enough to hear His heartbeat.
You say you believe in God. Given the cultural challenges of our day, churchgoers are drawn to authentic statements, transparent testimony, etc. Stop thinking about actions; stop talking about actions, start taking those actions. Cleaning up author profile. This book helps me consider my position and my response – to live as though I really believed in God for cgaig area of my life.
She is cheering all the way down until she stheist into a tree and has to be rushed to the emergency room. Jun 05, Panda Incognito rated it it was ok Shelves: It is a period of civil war.
Groeschel’s title says it all. Though this sounds as though it could come across as judgemental or pious, it does not. Essentially, the author explains for each topic of “disconnection,” how professing Christians act more like an atheist than a faithful believer. While the words aren’t necessarily wrong and may be uplifting, they tend to be generic, boring, and have that corporately produced feeling that I can’t stand.
The part that was the most worrisome about this book was the chapter in which the author talked about visiting people on their death bed, scaring them into believing with threats of Hell. Though the author explained Although this book did an adequate job of pointing out the differences between genuine Christians and “believers” who have not truly experienced God, it fell short of facilitating genuine heart-change. I finally just started skimming through each chapter until I got to the last one – the one I was really hoping would be worth reading – “When you believe in God but not in His Church”.
The Biblical principles were sound, but by glossing over the truth of gospel change, the book offers nothing more than life advice. On the other hand, a nominal Christian is led away from challenging their presuppositions about Christianity, and will walk away with the misconception that attending church more often and giving more money will qualify them as sincere believers.
Dec 29, Thomas Foster Foster rated it really liked it. This is a book I could easily read again in order to absorb each chapter and remind myself that ” It vroeschel also for privileged, m I always find it interesting to read or listen to fundamentalists talk about how people other than themselves do not have faith pure enough to get into heaven.
I admire Groeschel’s attempts to highlight the fact that there are many Christians in name only — those who speak the truths of Christianity superficially, but don’t live by it in practice.