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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (91 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: James MacDonald Narrator: Wayne Shapherd Publisher: christianaudio.com Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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An emergency call, and I rush from my coziness into the dark community where the police have requested a chaplain. Arriving in minutes, I find the family imploding with grief having just discovered their son hanging in the garage. In a moment of unshakable pain, he jumped off the ladder and into eternity. And I will never shake the look in their eyes when I asked why he hadn't called a church.

Why would he do that?

Across town, a pool of tears on my kitchen table as an out of town guest feels the weight of his infidelity, despairing that his famished soul finds no refuge and that he has to board a plane to feel fellowship.

Has your church tried to help you?

And the Christian leader confesses he hasn't been to church in years. Infighting, backbiting, heartbreaking, frustrating...church.

Though exceptions do exist, the reality is that church in America is failing one life at a time. Somewhere between pathetically predictable and shamefully entertaining, sadly sentimental and rarely authentic, church has become worst of all...godless. Vertical Church points to a new day where God is the seeker, and we are the ones found.

In Vertical Church God shows up, and that changes everything. If you want to experience God as you never have before and witness His hand at work, if you want to wake up to the first thought, Thank God it's Sunday, if you're ready to feel your heart beat faster as you drive to your place of worship...then devour and digest the lessons of Vertical Church.

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Sean Kahlich | 12/16/2013

    " Very "high church" and still thought-provoking. I want to give it 4 stars but MacDonald's tone is pretty abrasive. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Jason | 11/19/2013

    " One of the best books on what the church could be. I think all church leaders should read it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Laura | 10/6/2013

    " Truly what my heart longs for; I think others as well. What Crosspoint can be :). "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Josh Yates | 9/19/2013

    " This is a must-read for anyone who is a follower of Christ and wants more. We all need to take a look at what "church" is about...us or God? James MacDonald asks some great questions and challenges our cultural ideas of what "church" should look like. "

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