Have you ever wondered why we Christians do what we do for church every Sunday morning? Why do we 'dress up' for church? Why does the pastor preach a sermon each week? Why do we have pews, steeples, choirs, and seminaries? This volume reveals the startling truth: most of what Christians do in present-day churches is not rooted in the New Testament, but in pagan culture and rituals developed long after the death of the apostles. Coauthors Frank Viola and George Barna support their thesis with compelling historical evidence in the first-ever book to document the full story of modern Christian church practices.
Frank Viola has helped thousands of people around the world to deepen their relationship with Jesus Christ and enter into a more vibrant and authentic experience of church. He has written many books on these themes, including Pagan Christianity (with George Barna), Reimagining Church, Jesus Manifesto (with Leonard Sweet), God's Favorite Place on Earth and From Eternity to Here. Viola blogs regularly at frankviola.org, which is one of the most popular Christian blogs today. SPANISH BIO: Frank Viola ha ayudado a personas de todo el mundo a hacer mas profunda su relacion con Jesucristo y entrar en una experiencia mas vibrante y autentica en la vida de iglesia. Ha escrito numerosos libros sobre estos temas, entre ellos Paganismo, en tu cristianismo (con George Barna), Iglesia Reconfigurada, Jesus Manifesto (con Leonard Sweet), God's Favorite Place on Earth y From Eternity to Here. Viola mantiene continuamente su blog en frankviola.org. Este blog es uno de los blogs cristianos mas populares del momento.
George Barna earned two master's degrees from Rutger's University and a doctorate degree from Dallas Baptist University after graduating summa cum laude from Boston College. He is the founder and director of the Barna Research Group Ltd., the nation's leading marketing research firm focused on the intersection of faith and culture. A native New Yorker, George Barna has filled executive roles in politics, marketing, advertising, media, research and ministry. He is an award-winning author of more than 41 books, including Boiling Point and Leaders on Leadership among others. He lives with his wife, Nancy, and their three daughters in southern California. SPANISH BIO: Despues de graduarse suma cum laude de la Universidad de Boston, George Barna obtuvo dos maestrias de la Universidad Rutger y un doctorado de la Universidad Bautista de Dallas. Es fundador y director de Barna Research Group, Ltd., la empresa de mercadeo lider en la nacion enfocada en la interseccion entre la fe y la cultura. Nativo de Nueva York, George Barna ha servido como ejecutivo en la politica, empresas de mercadeo, publicidad, medios y en ministerios. Es autor galardonado de mas de 41 titulos, entre ellos Punto de ebullicion y Lideres en el liderazgo. George vive con su esposa, Nancy, y sus tres hijas en el sur de California.
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