Christian Books, Bibles, Music & More - 1.888.395.0572
Call our Toll Free Number:
Find us on:
Follow Us On 

Twitter!   Join Us On Facebook!

Christian Bookstore .Net is a leading online Christian book store.

Shop Christian Books, Bibles, Jewelry, Church Supplies, Homeschool Curriculum & More!

Religious No More: Building Communities of Grace and Freedom [Paperback]

By Mark D. Baker (Author)
Our Price $ 18.70  
Retail Value $ 22.00  
You Save $ 3.30  (15%)  
Item Number 109057  
Buy New $18.70
Out Of Stock!
Currently Out Of Stock

Item Specifications...

Pages   192
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.28" Width: 5.66" Height: 0.56"
Weight:   0.52 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Feb 28, 2005
Publisher   Wipf & Stock Publishers
ISBN  1597521051  
EAN  9781597521055  

Availability  0 units.

Item Description...
Too many Christians are "religious" - their faith is more a human endeavor than a response to God's loving initiative. Such religion assumes that our value comes not from God but from what we do. It absorbs principles and postulates from the surrounding society, leading to further misconceptions about God and our relation to our Creator. All this hinders people from experiencing vibrant Christian community, where they could freely love and be loved.

Mark Baker suggests that just as car companies test automobiles under severe conditions to uncover weaknesses, North American Christians may detect fallacies in their "gospel" by examining how it plays out under the challenges of poverty, injustice, and entrenched religiosity. Baker's test case is drawn from his ten-year missionary experience in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, at churches born out of North American mission work.

Baker observes Honduran church life, draws parallels to the dangers of religion in the North American church and mines from Galatians exciting possibilities of robust Christian grace and freedom. The result is a bracing and refreshing approach to Christian community for laypersons, pastors, missionaries, and mission strategists.

Buy Religious No More: Building Communities of Grace and Freedom by Mark D. Baker from our Christian Books store - isbn: 9781597521055 & 1597521051

The team at Christian Bookstore .Net welcome you to our Christian Book store! We offer the best selections of Christian Books, Bibles, Christian Music, Inspirational Jewelry and Clothing, Homeschool curriculum, and Church Supplies. We encourage you to purchase your copy of Religious No More: Building Communities of Grace and Freedom by Mark D. Baker today - and if you are for any reason not happy, you have 30 days to return it. Please contact us at 1-877-205-6402 if you have any questions.

More About Mark D. Baker

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Mark D. Baker (PhD, Duke University) is associate professor of mission and theology at Fresno Pacific Biblical Seminary in Fresno, California. In addition to coauthoring "Recovering the Scandal of the Cross, "he has written three other books.

Mark D. Baker was born in 1957.

Are You The Artisan or Author behind this product?
Improve our customers experience by registering for an Artisan Biography Center Homepage.

Product Categories
1Books > Subjects > Religion & Spirituality > Christianity > Clergy > Church Institutions & Organizations   [1650  similar products]
2Books > Subjects > Religion & Spirituality > Christianity > Theology > Ecclesiology   [1097  similar products]
3Books > Subjects > Religion & Spirituality > Christianity > Theology > Fundamentalism   [265  similar products]

Similar Products
Lest Innocent Blood Be Shed: The Story of the Village of Le Chambon and How Goodness Happened There
Lest Innocent Blood Be Shed: The Story of the Village of Le Chambon and How Goodness Happened There
Item: 4283340

Reviews - What do our customers think?
A Solid Read  Dec 10, 2004
This book reminds us that we often make following Jesus more difficult than it needs to be. Shed off the unecessary, and live life in freedom from humanistic obligations!
freedom, not independence  Jun 30, 2003
This book reminds me on how individualistic
many Christians are, and how we tend to add something
to the grace of God. Using his ministry experiences
in Honduras, Dr. Baker explained the necessity to see
grace of God as a sufficient grace, and the importance
of building a community of grace pretty well.
Though I think Dr. Baker needed to write more about
faith, not only as written in the epistle to Galatians,
but I think his book deserves a five-star rating.

Write your own review about Religious No More: Building Communities of Grace and Freedom

Customer Support: 1-888-395-0572
Welcome to Christian Bookstore .Net

Our team at Christian Bookstore .Net would like to welcome you to our site. Our Christian book store features over 150,000 Christian products including Bibles, Christian music, Christian books, jewelry, church supplies, Christian gifts, Sunday school curriculum, purity rings, homeschool curriculum and many other items to encourage you in your walk with God. Our mission is to provide you with quality Christian resources that you can benefit from and share with others. The best part is that our complete selection of Christian books and supplies is offered at up to 20% off of retail price! Please call us if you have any questions or need assistance in ordering at 1-888-395-0572. Have a blessed day.

Terms & Conditions | Privacy Policy | Site Map | Customer Support