The unauthorized guide to choosing a church

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Brazos Press, Apr 15, 2003 - Religion - 400 pages
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Countless Postmodern Americans are seeking a spiritual community to call home but find themselves bewildered by the options. How do you know which church is right for you? What can you expect when you walk in the door? What exactly do these people believe anyway? From Carmen Renee Berry comes The Unauthorized Guide to Choosing a Church -- the welcome response to a most urgent spiritual need. Berry's practical and compassionate guide meets church-seekers where they are and empowers them to make an informed decision. Wise, approachable, and humorous, The Unauthorized Guide combines compelling personal narratives with a taste of theology and church history to orient the reader to various Christian traditions. Simple, concrete explanations of the history, beliefs, and practices of each major denomination (Lutheran to Mennonite, Roman Catholic to Presbyterian) provide a winning and immensely useful outline of the options. Surveys, sidebars, a glossary, and an index make this unique guide interactive and user-friendly, involving, informing, and entertaining. Book jacket.

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User Review  - Lora - Goodreads

This was quite informative, although I guess I must have intuited most of the stuff. Her "quiz" and the descriptions of each mainstream and non-denominational branch basically told me I fit best with ... Read full review

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User Review  - Janet Arbuckle - Goodreads

Informative and entertaining, this guide holds your attention and keeps you reading. It is not to be used as a sole source of choice, but the baselines are good. I'd recommend it if you are a discerning reader. Read full review


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Berry is a well-known speaker and author. As a licensed body worker and former psychotherapist, she has dedicated herself to the integration of the body, emotions, spirit & mind in promoting healthy lifestyles. She has a MA in Social Sciences.

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