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Thomas Nelson The 10 Dumbest Things Christians Do to Frustrate God (and Entertain the Devil)

Every day, Christians make the devil laugh. He snickers as we repeatedly make foolish mistakes that hinder the kingdom and break God's heart. In The 10 Dumbest Things Christians Do, Mark Atteberry identifies the costly blunders we all commit and that for too long have gone unnoticed and unchallenged.

As a pastor for over thirty years, Atteberry gets to the bottom of some tough questions. Why are so many churches not growing? Why are our efforts to serve God so woefully ineffective? Why do Christians have so little credibility in the eyes of the world? All too often, it's because of dumb moves like: winning people to the church rather than to the Lord, living below the level of our beliefs, speaking above the level of our knowledge, church hopping, and allowing wolves to live among the sheep. This well-reasoned, Scripture-supported treatise is a timely wake-up call for all Christians, including preachers and other leaders who have no idea how much damage they're doing. Includes questions for personal reflection or group discussion.

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Review 1 for The 10 Dumbest Things Christians Do to Frustrate God (and Entertain the Devil)
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Date:October 13, 2009
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Christopher
I have been a Christian for nearly all of my life during which time I not only attended services and Bible studies, but spoke with Pastors about varying issues. Within the past few months, I have concentrated my reading on Christian specific themes including "In Search of the Proverbs 31 Man: The One God Approves and a Woman Wants", "The Unlikely Disciple: A Sinner's Semester at Americans Holiest University" and "Amish Peace" to name a few. I decided to purchase "The 10 Dumbest Things Christians Do" because I found the topics it covered very interested and the writing easy for a quick read. After reading nearly all of it, I have concluded I must be one of the "dumb Christians" because I found the topics were not deeply analysed or discussed (not to mention I'm still not convinced that most of the topics are really that "dumb"). Multiple times I thought that the examples were weak and not only did they not covey what I think the author was trying to get across, but in some cases actually contradicted the paragraphs just previous. I was actually surprised to see that this book seemed helpful to others, but I am glad it was. I was looking for a more challenging look at the reason for the "10" that were selected. I really think the topics were great choices, but the discussions were lacking and left me wanting more reasoning and understanding.
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Review 2 for The 10 Dumbest Things Christians Do to Frustrate God (and Entertain the Devil)
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Date:August 4, 2009
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Jon Heddleston
Practical, powerful--and very personal--this book is an in-your-face commentary on issues confronting every church, pastor and ministry. Rev. Ateberry's personal experiences come to life, and his clear directives regarding problems undermining modern ministries quickly become essentials. I loaned my book to a friend a few months ago (so she could deal with a puffed up Christian at work), so now I'm ordering a second copy (and recalling highlights from memory for this review). From church discipline to wolves among the sheep to dealing with sanctuary shoppers/church hoppers and condescending know-it-alls who grieve the Holy Spirit, this book stays true to its title: These 10 dumb things (a chapter is devoted to each issue) can kill a ministry if left unchecked or unchallenged. Bravo, Rev. A! Rev. Jon Heddleston Sperryville, VA
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Review 3 for The 10 Dumbest Things Christians Do to Frustrate God (and Entertain the Devil)
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Date:March 19, 2009
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urbic
Very good book for those church members who are being bothered by so many things especially internal matters.Be careful members.
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Review 4 for The 10 Dumbest Things Christians Do to Frustrate God (and Entertain the Devil)
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Date:November 20, 2006
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Diva T
I Highly recommend that every believer in Jesus Christ read this book. It is from a Pastor's perspective and I caution that if you are very sensitive and easily offended then this isn't for you. You have to be open to receive feedback. There is so much truth to this book and it caused me to evaluate myself and the Dumb things that I have done and caused me to change. Also realize that Sheep are dumb animals. I appreciate Pastor Atterberry for being so bold as to present a very open, candid and compassion book for the Body Of Christ to learn and grow.
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