Author: K. P. Yohannan
Publisher: Creation House
Now this was a challenging read! K.P. Yohannan has a message that the Western Church definitely needs to hear and heed. In the book, K.P. addresses the artificial Christianity that many people in western society practice as a result of “real Christianity” being diluted by the materialism, consumerism, and selfish pursuits so evident in our culture. I agree with many of the conclusions he draws but my only complaint is that he paints such a broad brush. I do believe that as a whole the Western Church is a poor image of the Church we read about in Acts but it is my observation that there are many “movements” or churches that are “bucking” the trend and trodding the “road to reality” in our midst. A good addendum to this book would be to highlight some of those churches that are living beacons for Christ in their communities.
On the whole though, this is a book I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend anyone to read – be warned though – you might just feel a little bit [em]dirty[/em] after reading it…
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