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Has anyone read 'Church of Cowards'? What do you think of it?

Discussion in 'Book Club' started by brudspirea, Mar 10, 2020.

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  1. brudspirea

    brudspirea New Member

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    Gonna preface this by saying I haven't read it myself, but I'm interested.
    It's written by a conservative podcaster of faith, Matt Walsh, and the book is supposed to be a rousing call to action for 'complacent Christians'.
    That's a very intriguing premise to me, as I often think about the state of Christianity in Europe and America, namely our tendency to compromise with the faith in the interest of better fitting in with "the times".

    So, has anyone read it and would you reccomend it? How do you feel about the subject matter? I'd love to hear anyone's thoughts on it! : )
     
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  2. GOD Shines Forth!

    GOD Shines Forth! Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I went to do some research on the book and found this informative interview of Matt Walsh by Dennis Prager: Matt Walsh on "The Church of Cowards":

     
  3. Little Lantern

    Little Lantern Be encouraged! Christ has overcome the world! Supporter

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    I checked on it at Amazon, and promptly downloaded it to my Kindle! It is sobering that Revelation 21:8 includes cowards in with the unbelievers, murderers, idolators, and all the others who are deposited into the lake of fire!

    Revelation 21:8 "But the cowardly, unbelieving, abominable, murderers, sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars shall have their part in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death.”
     
  4. Little Lantern

    Little Lantern Be encouraged! Christ has overcome the world! Supporter

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    Me, again, @brudspirea. I've been reading the book, and will probably finish it. As you can see, it's been six weeks since my last post when I ordered it. That tells you that it's not a book I couldn't put down.
    It has some good points, but there are sections that I have just skimmed through because they seem to be more emotionally driven than Spirit driven. Of course, that could just be me.
    As far as recommending it, I would say that it depends on where you are on the globe and where you are in your Christian walk.
    If you are a Sunday morning Christian in America, it might rouse you. If you are a serious and seasoned Christian, you are probably already practicing much of what Walsh is preaching. If you are a very new Christian, it could seem discouraging or even condemning.
    If you are a Christian in China, India, parts of Africa, and other areas of high persecution, it might draw a yawn at best.
     
  5. brudspirea

    brudspirea New Member

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    Super late response, as I've been inactive on the forums for a while. Thank you for the update, that sounds like about what I expected.
    Do you have any other book reccomendations that perhaps do a better job?
     
  6. Alibris

    Alibris New Member

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    I was not inpressed with it and not a book I plan on finishing. It came across to strong as American Christians are not 'Christian" enough if you don't live up to how another believer thinks you should be living your life.

    This is one I have come personally about Christian women working outside the home to help provide for their family because the husband is not bringing home enough to make ends meet. I know it says woman should be keepers at home but if the woman working outside the home will help them have the basics of what they need then should it not be left up between the family and God?

    Just my feelings about the book.
     
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