For anybody who has ever contemplated leaving the church---or has already left---pastor Jackson sensitively discusses the wounds often inflicted by God's people and shares from his own experience how to initiate healing. With humility, compassion, and practical advice, his guide to recovery will restore a true relationship with Christ and his bride. 208 pages, softcover from Chosen.
Many Christians who experience hurt in the church don't just leave their own churches; they leave the church altogether. Whether they have been wounded by pastors or people in the pews, these believers have had enough and are jumping ship in massive numbers.
Pastor and churchgoer Chris Jackson is honest about his own failings as well as those of the church at large. He identifies with many of the hurts churchgoing Christians have experienced. In Loving God When You Don't Love the Church, he hopes to provide healing to wounded and disillusioned believers and restore the wonder of a genuine relationship with Jesus and his bride, the church. Jackson's humility, compassion, and practical advice for healing and restoration will touch those who have left the church and those who love them.
Chris Jackson has served as executive pastor of Freedom Church in Colorado Springs since 2000. He is the coauthor, with Dutch Sheets, of Praying through Sorrows and Second in Command. Chris lives in Colorado Springs, Colorado, with his wife, Jessica, and their two daughters.