COLSON, PRISON FELLOWSHIP, WASHINGTON, DC“Joshua Harris reminds us of the great kingdom work we are missing in our lives when we avoid the personal contact that commitment to a ‘home’ church brings.
Many people seek to be comfortable and well fed in a church, but community is where the real issues of our hearts get worked out.
Through the church, Joshua Harris writes, ‘Thepower of the gospel is not only changing individuals, but is also creating a whole new kind of humanity.’”—SARA GROVES, SINGER/SONGWRITER“Joshua Harris has a gift for addressing issues that matter in a way that’s clear, powerful, and memorable.
Why Church Matters is the same kind of writing Josh’s readers have come to expect and love—he’s right and he’s real.
The book also contains challenging chapters on how we should choose a church and how to spend our Sunday; one should treat it special he argues, but not in a legalistic way.
Although Harris has plenty of good things to say in his book there are a few weaknesses, especially reading it from a Welsh perspective.
The church deserves far more than the halfhearted commitment or apathetic neglect it so often receives.
In fact, as Harris astutely observes, the Christian life can never be lived to its fullest apart from a genuine passion for the church.Christians belong in churches—the only places where we can thrive and grow spiritually.In this book, Joshua Harris makes this case with wisdom, clarity, and graciousness.”—CHARLES W. In fact, I have never attended a formal school full-time in my life.” [Full statement] Harris, who was homeschooled, has enrolled at Regent College in Vancouver, British Columbia, for the fall of 2015.“Christians belong in churches–the only places where we can thrive and grow spiritually. We were never meant to live our faith in isolation.More about Joshua Harris Joshua Harris is senior pastor of Covenant Life in Gaithersburg, Maryland.