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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (2,099 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Craig Groeschel Narrator: Tom Schiff Publisher: HarperCollins Christian Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2010 ISBN: 9780310597421
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“The more I looked, the more I found Christian Atheists everywhere.” Former Christian Atheist Craig Groeschel knows his subject all too well. After over a decade of successful ministry, he had to make a painful self admission: although he believed in God, he was leading his church like God didn’t exist. To Christians and non-Christians alike, to the churched and the unchurched, the journey leading up to Groeschel’s admission and the journey that follows—from his family and his upbringing to the lackluster and even diametrically opposed expressions of faith he encountered—will look and sound like the story of their own lives. Now the founding and senior pastor of the multicampus, pace-setting LiveChurch.tv, Groeschel's personal journey toward a more authentic God-honoring life is more relevant than ever.

Christians and Christian Atheists everywhere will be nodding their heads as they are challenged to take their own honest moment and ask the question: am I putting my whole faith in God but still living as if everything was up to me?

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Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Brad | 2/17/2014

    " The title sounded good. But once you have read the title and the back cover you have gotten all there is to get. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Robin | 2/15/2014

    " Full of humor and great insight the author pours over what any Christian at any phase of their faith goes through. I thank the author for his pure honesty and for allowing God to use him to write this book. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kelly | 2/8/2014

    " What can you say...its Craig Groeschel. If your serious about learning something you would go to some other source. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Corey A. Jones | 2/7/2014

    " Like all books Groeschel writes, he does a great job at making you feel convicted without making himself seem better than you. He is able to approach every issue with great humility. I loved this book and reccommend it to all Christians. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Don | 2/4/2014

    " This may answer some questions - or validate beliefs - of those who see Christians as hypocrites. For a book on Christianity - or what's not Christianity - it's very interesting, very readable, and very easy to work into a short study. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Milton Moon Louie | 1/27/2014

    " Are thinking we are Christians but living like we don't believe and trust God? This the theme of this book. I don't want to be a Christian atheist. B+ "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 JM | 1/25/2014

    " Christian Atheist has a really catchy title. This piece is more or less a series of testamonies by the author surrounding his experience with faith. A lot of "if you truly believe in God then you would do 'x' and not do 'y'." I was expecting something a little more theological or academic based. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amanda | 1/21/2014

    " Wonderful book! Love Craig Groeschel's honest and humorous look at how Christians live, acting like we aren't believers! Would highly recommend! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Edb | 1/15/2014

    " A very thought-provoking, sobering look at the typical American Christian. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Maggie Rutledge | 1/8/2014

    " This book was written by my pastor. It is incredible and I am so blessed to be a part of his amazing vision. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cellblock212 | 1/4/2014

    " Extremely convicting. I stopped to think many times and learned a lot about the doubts we all have/have had and was finally able to set those aside. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Art Silva | 12/26/2013

    " Read this book!!!! Must read!!! Smack in the face and God gets your attention!!! Wake up Church!!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jackie Hay | 12/10/2013

    " Excellent book on those that want to walk the walk. I can definitely say that I am a Christian Atheist but this book gave a lot of insight on how to live more like Christ. Loved this book!!!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jason | 11/7/2013

    " What a great book!!! Helps you examine the depths of your walk with Christ!!! Step across the 3rd line and give it all to Christ!!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sara | 5/18/2013

    " I went in thinking this book would be a brush up...boy was I wrong. Excellent book by Groeschel. Definitely gets you thinking about how you approach your faith in Christ. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jana | 5/17/2013

    " Excellent! Really helpful for any Christian who hasn't been or isn't perfect.... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karen | 3/4/2013

    " A hard read, but a good one nonetheless. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shannon Davis | 3/2/2013

    " This book is so awesome so far...I highly recommend it and I am only on the third chapter! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Eric Keith | 9/3/2012

    " Very inspirational read. There's something for everyone in here. If you're a new believer, quasi-believer, or a bible thumping pro, there's something to take from this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Monica | 2/7/2012

    " It hurts that it is so true claiming to be a believer in God but living as if He doesn't exist. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Greg Van Vorhis | 10/16/2011

    " This was decent, but not revolutionary. There were several funny and/or quotable sections, and others where I felt like he was talking specifically about me. Sadly, I would say that this book is also too wordy, becoming repetitive at points as to allow distractions to pull me away. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dean Lollis | 10/1/2011

    " Great look at the challenge of believe and faith and the motions of church life. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alisa Hope Wagner | 9/10/2011

    " This book illustrated about many Christians in America live like they don't even know and serve our God. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ralph | 9/9/2011

    " A fairly quick read - 1 day. All good and true insights, and good for checking our own growth in faithfulness or lack of same. Latter chapters had more depth than earlier ones. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amy | 5/27/2011

    " This is a good book for people who know about God but don't have much of a relationship with him. I think the chapters on pursuing happiness and not liking the church are the best. Good takeaway: you don't GO to church, you ARE the church. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Abbie | 5/22/2011

    " This is a hard hitting, make you think, type of book. In some places, it hurts. Yet it always makes sense. Groeschel uses a tough to negotiate type of logic that creates quite a sense of cognitive dissonance. The tricky thing is to figure out who you are. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Don | 5/20/2011

    " This may answer some questions - or validate beliefs - of those who see Christians as hypocrites. For a book on Christianity - or what's not Christianity - it's very interesting, very readable, and very easy to work into a short study. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ryan | 5/10/2011

    " I felt like the book had a lot of potential, but really only went surface level on the topic... It could have gone a lot deeper for sure... overall, a decent and easy read... I read it in about 5 hours despite being 240 pages. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Scott | 5/5/2011

    " Mr. Groeschel very directly and unashamedly hits at the heart of what is wrong with the Christian Church today. Thankfully he doesn't stop there. With tons of personal stories and experiences he shows how God can help us through these problems and change us for the better. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alisa Hope | 4/27/2011

    " This book illustrated about many Christians in America live like they don't even know and serve our God. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cindy | 3/31/2011

    " Similar to Chan's "Crazy Love," this book was insightful and challenging. How many Christians are living as atheists because of beliefs or sin issues we can't give up? A challenge to step out of lukewarm. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Elsie | 3/10/2011

    " Much to thinks about - a challenge to the way we think. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tyler | 3/7/2011

    " good premise but falls flat from redundancy "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Crystal | 2/26/2011

    " I really didn't like this book. It was light on gospel and heavy on the doctrine of Craig Groeschel. I'm all for stories and analogies, but a bit more scripture would have been preferable. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lesa | 2/14/2011

    " I saw myself in this book in a number of places, and I definitely recommend it. The author is witty and engaging, and he writes in a way that will help us identify our flaws and shortcomings but without leaving us feeling condemned. "

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About the Author
Author Craig Groeschel

Craig Groeschel is the founding and senior pastor of LifeChurch.tv, a pace-setting multi-campus church. He is the author of several books, including Weird, The Christian Atheist, and It.