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I can't say I like it but it's an important read,
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This review is from: Rebuilt: Awakening the Faithful, Reaching the Lost, and Making Church Matter (Kindle Edition)
Our pastor has recommended Rebuilt: Awakening the Faithful, Reaching the Lost, and Making Church Matter for our parish to read and discuss. I purchased the Kindle edition. There are some really good suggestions about growing a church. Small groups are a great way to get people to know and support each other as Brothers and Sisters in Christ.
I was disturbed by the designation of some of Nativity's parishioners as "consumers". They are parishioners. They may be annoying and disagree with the vision of the authors but they remain parishioners. I also thought there was too much business-speak. God's judgement as a performance review? Really?
We need to attract the lost to our church but we also need to love the people who are already there. Perhaps some of them are lost as well. Jesus is in the Mass in the Word, in the Eucharist, and in the body of His people. Look around the Assembly. You will see Jesus there.
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Initial post: Mar 8, 2014 6:07:16 PM PST
Please do not take Rebuilt seriously as a blueprint for a better Church. In my personal experience with Nativity there is much bustle and hustle and noise and sociability and camaraderie and little to no emphasis on Jesus Christ. I wrote a poem once called "God in a Box Ignored." That is Nativity. He is not The Way there, He is in the way. The faithful should be forewarned.
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