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Adventures in Churchland: Finding Jesus in the Mess of Organized Religion by Dan Kimball

Adventures in Churchland: Finding Jesus in the Mess of Organized Religion by Dan Kimball

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Published by Zondervan
Dan Kimball shares his story of growing up as a non-Christian and how he was drawn to Jesus and his teachings, but not to Christianity or the church. A punk rock musician turned evangelical pastor, Kimball addresses the tough questions he had about whether Christianity is a judgmental 'organized religion.' He shows us why the church is a beautiful, wonderful thing and why being part of a local church and helping bring change where needed is an essential part of following Jesus.
Dan Kimball shares his story of growing up as a non-Christian and how he was drawn to Jesus and his teachings, but not to Christianity or the church. A punk rock musician turned evangelical pastor, Kimball addresses the tough questions he had about whether Christianity is a judgmental 'organized religion.' He shows us why the church is a beautiful, wonderful thing and why being part of a local church and helping bring change where needed is an essential part of following Jesus.

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Published by: Zondervan on Jun 01, 2012
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Dan Kimball has done it again! Thoughtful. Provoking. Engaging. Liberating.A timely and much-needed celebration of church today. Highly recommended.
Margaret Feinberg 
,
www.margaretfeinberg.com
;author,
Scouting the Divine
and
The Sacred Echo
Dan Kimball, more than any pastor I know, has found the heart, mind, and soulof the young adult of America. His book is insightful, pastorally warm, theologi-cally sensitive. Dan’s personal story, told honestly and gently, holds a mirror upto the church’s subculture and unmasks it in order to heal the church and let it bewhat it really is—a place where messy people find God’s good grace.
Scot McKnight
, author,
The Jesus Creed 
and
The King Jesus Gospel 
Dan’s story hit close to home and challenged me immensely. Dan encourages usto break through the tension and messiness that church communities inevitably encounter to experience the beauty of being in community and sharing God’sinfinite love with others.
Zach Lind
, drummer, Jimmy Eat WorldDan Kimball has approached a subject that may make some church folk uneasy,but the world is full of people looking for answers, real answers, and
 Adventuresin Churchland 
is a great place to start looking for them.
WS “Fluke” Holland
, drummer for Johnny Cash and Carl PerkinsDan Kimball is the real deal. If you don’t like the church, or if you’re thinkingabout leaving, please read this book first. Dan’s stories will make you laugh, makeyou think, and make you appreciate the church like never before.
Mark Batterson
, author,
The Circle Maker 
Dan Kimball graciously reminds us that Christian community is a nonnegotiableelement of discipleship and that we all contribute to making it a viable foretasteof the kingdom of God … or not.
Alan Hirsch
, author; founder, Forge Mission Training Network Dan’s story of becoming a Christian is anything but preachy. It’s warm, insightful, sur-prising, and often very funny. As a non-Christian, I was inspired and moved, and havebeen enthusiastically recommending it to my friends. This is a book for everybody.
Mark Frauenfelder
, editor-in-chief, MAKE; founder,
boingboing.net 
Feel like you’re disconnected from church? Read
 Adventures in Churchland 
frommy good friend Dan Kimball. Dan will help you see that Jesus truly loves thechurch, despite the messiness of it. Dan provides hope on how we can be partof the church that truly reflects the gospel and makes a difference in the world.
Brad Lomenick 
, Catalyst Conferences
 
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.
Britt Merrick 
, pastor, Reality Santa Barbara; author,
Godspeed 
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. Gods 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.
Jessie Caraballo
, 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 Gods 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.
Rick McKinley 
, Imago Dei Community; author,
 Advent Conspiracy
Dan Kimball gives us hope and inspiration to be the church that Jesus intendedus to be.
Jimmy VanEaton
, 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 againstthings. 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.
Jason Ingram
, songwriter, producer, worship leader

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