* Why are Christians so "unlikable" in the eyes of the world? Can we change that perception and become "crave-able"? Calling us to return to the priorities of the first-century believers, Davis encourages us to act like Jesus; infiltrate a hostile culture with love, acceptance, and understanding; and share the faith and joy God has given us. 240 pages, softcover from Passio.
When people look at you, what do they see? Do they see Jesus?
Let’s be honest. In many places today the church is not particularly well liked. It’s viewed as judgmental, mean, ignorant, and intolerant. If we want to have any influence on the world or even the people next door, we need to give some serious consideration to why that is.
How have Christians, a people who are called by God to be the most loving, caring, understanding, and joyous people in the world, come to be viewed as the exact opposite? How can we change that? Craveable is an all-out call for Christianity to return to the allure that caused the church to win the world in the first century. It is time to start:
Listening as Jesus listened
Loving as He loved
Leading as He led
In other words, if God’s church and His people were to act like Jesus, loving the unlovable, accepting all the unacceptable, and demonstrating a life of faith and joy, we would be successful in turning our perception from being unlikeable to actually being CRAVEABLE!
Artie Davis is the founder and director of CombNetwork.com, a church-planting movement, and the founding pastor of Cornerstone Community Church in Orangeburg, SC, a multiethnic, multisite church. Known for his skills in building truly ethnically reflective churches, Davis is a popular writer and social media master. He is married to his partner in all things, his wife, Georgie. They live in South Carolina and have three children.
"In this book my friend Artie Davis cuts through the clutter and focuses in on the key issue of the Christian life: Do we reflect the craveable life of Christ?"Geoff Surratt, managing director, Exponential
"Artie Davis has written an excellent book about a much-needed subjecthow to be more like Jesus. This book is a movement-maker, and the people to whom you pass it along will be equipped and challenged to turn their world upside down." Brandon Cox, lead pastor, Grace Hills Church, Rogers, AR, editor and community facilitator, Pastors.com