The church is widely perceived around the world as outdated, boring, uninteresting, and full of backbiting hypocrites.
This picture is quite different from the way the Bible speaks of the new family that Jesus has brought together. She is a precious bride, a sparkling jewel, a lifeboat for forgiven sinners, who is precious and holy, nurturing and warm, filled with truth, friendship and love that encompasses everything and forgive.
Sam Allberry understands the collision between these two views, and how even as Christian believers we can lose sight of how wonderful the church truly is and what a privilege it is to be a part of it.
In this brief, accessible, yet comprehensive guide to church, Sam describes what church is and why we need it. And how, when we’ve been wrong, we can get closer to what a real church should be.
Part of the Christians Ask Questions series: a series of short, simple books designed to help Christians grapple with contemporary issues.
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