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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,197 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jake Colsen Narrator: Wayne Jacobsen Publisher: Oasis Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2008 ISBN:
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What would you do if you met someone you thought just might be one of Jesus' original disciples still living in the 21st century? That's Jake's dilemma as he meets a man who talks of Jesus as if he had known him, and whose way of living challenges everything Jake had previously known.

So You Don't Want to Go To Church Anymore is Jake's compelling journal that chronicles 13 conversations with his newfound friend over a four-year period and how those exchanges turn Jake's world upside-down. With his help, Jake faces his darkest fears, struggles through brutal circumstances and comes out on the other side in the joy and freedom he always dreamed was possible. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jeff | 2/18/2014

    " All I can say about this book is "pray for discernment" as you read every page. Have your bible right next to you and see if it matches up with scripture. Yes you will find some great little nuggets through out this book to use in your walk for Jesus' glory! This book is not in any way meant to "replace The Word". It's just a story, so use a book like this to get "closer" to God and church, not "farther" away, building or no building.. read : 1 Corinthians 4:17, Acts 14:23, Rev 1:4 "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Faith | 2/9/2014

    " Wonderful message about making sure you don't place God inside of a box...we often think that God only meets us in one place, church, and only on Sunday's...we get caught up in religiousity and become legalistic in our churches...God isn't like that...He's simple and has a simple message...we make things WAY to complicated...he called us to love one another, encourage one another and to be passionate about the one who gave us life...we need to be different and set apart...we need to be joyful...what a waste to not be able to find joy and happiness in life...we do get thrown curve balls and life has some major ups and downs...it all comes down to choice...will you make the choice to learn and grow from those valleys or will you make the choice to become angry and bitter...those valleys give us the ability to be able to connect with others who will go through similar experiences...we will have the opportunity to give them a shoulder to cry on, an simpathetic ear, a friend who can relate...I guess you could say I really learned much from this book...didn't expect it...LOVED IT!!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kevin Beasley | 2/4/2014

    " Just a tremendous book for me! The writing wasn't the best. Storyline at times just a little cliche. But overall, a super inspiring read! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cheryl | 1/22/2014

    " If you are frustrated or disappointed or wounded with/by your local church you might like this book. Set up as a fiction story makes for a very interesting read. Love the way the author stresses not to condemn other Christians if they decide to make a different choice than you do. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kim | 12/26/2013

    " One of the best books I have read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Annie | 12/6/2013

    " Good intentions, great message, poorly written and developed storyline "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Darryl Sly | 11/30/2013

    " A very challenging book, it has caused me not to wrestle with the institution of "church", so much as to wrestle with my relationship with the Father. I highly recommend reading it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Krzysiek TroszczyÅ„ski | 11/14/2013

    " For a long time I didn't want to read this book, but when I did, it changed my life. It's one of the most revolutionary book I ever read. I longed for a life like this for all my christian life - simplicity that is in Christ. One of those books that Satan hate most! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Karen | 11/11/2013

    " This book really made me think - alot! It is a fiction book but a great story and the main characters ask and pose some great questions during the story. It was a very thought provoking story line. I would like to read it again sometime since I couldn't really sink into everything the first time. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sarah Tiu | 3/18/2013

    " It pointed out the glorious beauty of the church without bashing the church. I couldn't put it down. Read it in two days! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sola Ray | 3/7/2013

    " THIS WAS SO GOOD. It has been made available online by the author himself. It literally took me less than a day. I love the note on which it ends... it's also kind of mysterious. :) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Agape | 12/15/2012

    " It's about something that has been bothering me for years when I did attend a church. Though at the time I couldn't identify exactly what it was. The authors not only identify the problem exactly but also suggest a better way, it seems, a peaceful and unobtrusive alternative. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Candace | 11/25/2012

    " I really enjoyed this book. The concept of the church being inside of the believer and not a in a building resonated TRUTH. I recommend for anyone wanting to go deeper with their relationship with the Trinity! Loved it! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tonya | 8/7/2012

    " Not what I expected....loved it for so many different reasons! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Timothy Salzarulo | 12/11/2011

    " The story was very relatable to my journey (principally), so to see that I am not alone is a good thing. I don't necessarily agree with his thesis. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jack P. | 9/21/2011

    " It's one of the best book I've read on the subject and enjoyed it very much. I highly recommend this book as an easy read and straight to the point of what it's all about. Attaboy to the author and looking forward to all your other book's slated to be published by these men of God. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Eric Reidsma | 7/18/2011

    " I've read it twice. Might be helpful if your having trouble with "doing the church thing" "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chefinbiz | 7/12/2011

    " Love this book. Great reminder of God's love for us . "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Candace | 4/13/2011

    " I really enjoyed this book. The concept of the church being inside of the believer and not a in a building resonated TRUTH. I recommend for anyone wanting to go deeper with their relationship with the Trinity! Loved it! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lady | 4/7/2011

    " I was disappointed in this read. After reading the shack I though this would be its equal as I was told it was...not!
    I too thought it would lend more to the reasons one does not want to go to church, with out a "churchy" feel as it seems to. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mike | 2/19/2011

    " Very good book for those who are fed up with modern day church and who want to live outside of organized religion. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mark | 1/17/2011

    " This book reminded me of why it is so hard to go to church -- it gives viable alternatives and suggests a new kind of fellowship. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lisa | 1/13/2011

    " Similar to The Shack without the compelling story. Seemingly ordinary man guiding another lost and spiritually astray man toward faith in God's love and protection. Some good food for thought.... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tonya | 1/8/2011

    " Not what I expected....loved it for so many different reasons! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stephanie | 1/1/2011

    " A very intriguing book on how church is more than an institution. It's a fiction story -- a tale of an unlikely friendship and freeing yourself from a church contained in a building.
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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Debbie | 11/28/2010

    " Exactly articulates what my view is of Church and what it should be- letting the real God be part of our lives not just someone who is in a building on Sunday morning. Good followup book to The Shack. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Annie | 11/23/2010

    " Good intentions, great message, poorly written and developed storyline "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dora | 10/5/2010

    " If you're feeling disillusioned a great book to read! Loved it! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bob | 9/28/2010

    " Fantastic book which will change your mind about attending church out of obligation or habit. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Scott | 9/22/2010

    " the ending was silly to me "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Girree | 8/9/2010

    " So much to take in. So much food for thought. Not meant for newer Christian reading. For more mature Christians. "

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