Dear Church is a series of letters from a former emergent church staffer to the global church she's not always sure she wants to be a part of. On a personal level, Cunningham's story awakens the sometimes missing voice of the twenty-somethings who are distancing themselves from conventional expressions of religion. On a global level, Dear Church invites every person to engage their own disappointments and share in Sarah's story---the story of journeying through disillusionment and back again. Includes discussion questions that can be used for personal or group reflection.
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I LOVE this book! Sarah's frustrations with the church matched mine completely. However, she was humble and honest enough to apologize for the way we have held our Churches on such lofty ground. The first half of the book, I kept saying, "Yes, yes, that's exactly right", in a righteous-indignation kind of way, but then the 2nd half was a bit more humbling. I found myself saying, "I see where my thinking was so wrong." I would recommend this to ANYONE who is at a crossroads in their life when it comes to church--especially those of us who grew up in the church. I went through a crisis of faith that lasted a couple years. I never quit believing in Christ, but I had lost all faith in his church. I'm 29 and this book helped me to look at His church with new eyes. I love His church now with all my heart--even with all its warts and flaws! Excellent read.