The Thursday giveaway is back! We’ve been on blogging hiatus for a few weeks, but as the summer begins to draw to a close (I know, I’ve said that too soon) we’ll be back in the giveaway mode every Thursday.
Today I’d like to giveaway two copies of Dan Kimball’s new book, Adventures in Churchland: Finding Jesus in the Mess of Organized Religion. I think Mark Batterson described this book best when he said:
“If you don’t like the church, or if you’re thinking about leaving, please read this book first. Dan’s stories will make you laugh, make you think, and make you appreciate the church like never before.”
If you find that the road you travel in ministry keeps taking you into situations in which you have to argue for the goodness and purpose of the church I hope you’ll read this book. Dan will help you think through common objections to church, and in a humorous way, he’ll give you some fresh ideas on how to talk about it with others.
If you yourself are ready to throw in the church towel. Or if you know someone who is I hope you’ll check out this book. Dan was an unlikely convert and his “adventures in churchland” so clearly reveal that despite the messiness of the church, and despite all the messy people in it, God still wants the church and together we serve those around us as he desires. It’s a funny, hopeful book.
For a chance to win a free copy tell us about one of your funny adventures in churchland. Tell us something humorous that only happens to people who go to church. Did someone sit in “your” pew one Sunday and send Grandma into a hissy fit? Did you ever lead the congregation in prayer only to learn later that your fly is down? Have you ever accidentally dumped the communion wafers all over the people in front of you?
No rants please. [We could all probably go on a rant about church at one time or another, but let's keep this post on the positive side.] Two winners will be chosen randomly tomorrow.