Monday, September 10, 2012

Book Release: Detoxing from Church

Folding his hands and gazing more intently at his friend, the Elder carefully continued, “What if what your friends are feeling could be described -- not as malcontent, or rebellion -- but holy dis-satisfaction? The same kind of holy dissatisfaction that some of the great Reformers of yesteryear also felt as they observed similar dynamics in the church of their day?”

The Younger finished the contents of his bowl, and turned his attention to the fresh-baked roll on the side. “It sounds like you’re suggesting that questioning the status quo of church is a good thing. Can I quote you on that?” (from the opening chapter)

Getting the System out of our system.

It's easier said than done. And the journey has pitfalls and traps that, if we're not careful, can result in us resembling dysfunctional hamsters, spinning endlessly on a wheel of bitterness and regret.

Detoxing from Church can also be an exciting opportunity for spiritual growth, if we recognize the opportunity before us. Simply 'quitting church' will result in little lasting change. The inner journey of detoxing from depending on, and finding our identity in, church culture is more challenging, but worth every step of the way.


  1. Awesome! Where can we get it?

  2. Hey KSG -- Just for you, I've added a wee hint to the tail end of this post. :)

  3. I suppose I could have just clicked the link on the sidebar eh!? I'll be ordering a copy for a friend who is just starting the detox process, and 1 for the home library too.
    Out of curiosity, what's different for the PDF you used to have available?

    P.S. My wife loved the cover...very appropriate.

  4. Glad your wife liked the cover. I have a talented wife, who came up with the concept and did the photography, too. :)

    There's a bunch of new stuff that was written specifically for a book version, and even the older stuff that was originally articles on the old blog have been re-written, expanded, and otherwise made more readable.