The church isn’t some other generation’s responsibility—it isn’t somebody else’s business. Putting in their hour or two on the weekend, many Christians take the rest of the week off, neglecting the church and her needs. Some shop around, looking for a church that suits their lifestyle. Bestselling author Joshua Harris calls Christians to stop playing the field and commit, just as Christ is committed to us, His bride.
So this book is marking a very important transition in my life. Through the pages of this book, I’m calling my generation to do the same. C., in Gaithersburg, Maryland, where he is senior pastor at Covenant Life Church .
The rest of the book outlines the benefits of the local church (globally and locally) and how to commit to one.
If you know a Christian that is not a member of a local church give them this book.
One of the biggest problems with people today is a lack of commitment: a lack of commitment to employers, a lack of commitment to friends, even a lack of commitment to spouses.So it is not that surprising that people lack a commitment to church, particularly when it is so easy to join in with the mainstream media and throw stones at it.Joshua Harris understands this perennial lack of commitment and his book encourages Christians to stop dating the church and settle down with her instead.We're not into commitment — we only want to date the church. Stop Dating the Church reminds us that faith was never meant to be a solo pursuit.The church is the place God grows us, encourages us, and uses us best. Story Behind the Book Like all my books, this one is very closely tied to my own journey. And I’ve learned just how good it is to get serious about the church.