The unauthorized guide to choosing a church
, Apr 15, 2003
- 400 pages
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.