I am so thankful for Dan Kimball. Here is a man who is real, honest, gritty,and compassionate. Dan loves the church not because he has to as a pastor, butbecause he wants to as a faithful follower of Christ. My friend has thought deeply on Scripture, church, and the world and is one of both culture’s and Christianity’smost needed voices and guides. This book is much needed.
, pastor, Reality Santa Barbara; author,
Being a Christian musician in a secular world is a unique opportunity. I related toDan’s story in this book both as a fellow drummer and believing it is an honor torepresent God’s love, peace, compassion, and kindness in the world. God’s Wordcommands us to be the light of the world. I believe in the church we are able toshine our lights, and I have hope for the church doing this.
, drummer for Marc Anthony Dan Kimball encourages us not only to examine our own shortcomings but also tohelp us better understand that despite our many failures, God still wants to use usanyway. This book is a great read. One would be hard pressed to find another authorwho would weave Elvis, Johnny Cash, Wanda Jackson, and even Dee Dee Ramoneinto their writings as examples of the incredible fortitude of God’s grace and mercy.
Michael W. Stand
, guitarist and singer, Altar Billies (formerly of Altar Boys)Dan does a great job of helping us navigate the questions and issues that so many of us face when it comes to dealing with the church and our relationship to it.Addressing hard questions and questioning the stereotypes, this book will helppeople understand how they can like Jesus and like the church as well.
, Imago Dei Community; author,
Dan Kimball gives us hope and inspiration to be the church that Jesus intendedus to be.
, Sun Studio drummer for Jerry Lee Lewis,Roy Orbison, and Billy Lee Riley This one goes out to the skeptics and the seekers, the critics and the curious. Forall those who want to believe in the church, but just can’t seem to make it happen,this book is a must read.—
John Mark Comer
, pastor, Solid Rock Church; author,
My Name Is Hope
Over the years the church has developed a brand as an institution that “stands against”things. But what would happen if the church became known for what it stands for?Dan Kimball has once again brought fresh thinking to how beautiful the church canbe. Read this book and together let’s present the beauty of Jesus to the world.
—Jake Smith Jr.
, Willow Creek Community Church
Adventures in Churchland
challenged me to love the church and to see it as Christdoes and as he longs for it to be.—
, songwriter, producer, worship leader