Finding Church: The Transition Away From Traditional Institutionalized Religion
Jo-Carolyn Goode | 1/27/2015, 8:27 a.m.
Newbury Park, CA, January 26, 2015 – More and more people are admitting that they no longer attend Sunday services. While it would be logical to assume that by not attending church services, these people no longer follow the teachings of Jesus, this couldn't be farther from the truth, according to author Wayne Jacobsen. Jacobsen explores this trend of the "unchurched” in his new release, Finding Church: What If There Really Is Something More? (Trailview Media.)
In posing the question "What If There Really Is Something More,” he creates a platform for the "dones” – people who are simply "done” with organized religion, yet remain passionate in their pursuit of Jesus and authentic community. Jacobsen examines traditional church, the myriad of reasons people are leaving, and what exactly these same individuals are doing for spiritual fulfillment within their communities.
"God's church is a living temple,” Jacobsen says, "Springing up in the individual heart and then knit together into a worldwide community of people whose very relationships put God's glory on display.”
Jacobsen's work provides insight to the next generation and how organized religion is evolving. Finding Church reveals how the "dones” are forming a deeper relationship with Jesus in this living temple. Their departure from local congregations, however, is creating a void of volunteerism and monetary support.
Meet Wayne Jacobsen. He's dedicated his life to serving God and has done so using many platforms. He served as a pastor for more than 20 years and continues to spread the word of God through his writing and missionary work overseas. Most notably, he worked with William P. Young on the recent Christian blockbuster, The Shack, which now has more than 22 million copies in print. He's also written other books including: He Loves Me, So You Don't Want to Go to Church Anymore and A Man Like No Other.
For more information, visit: http://www.findingchurch.com