The Christian Atheist

Believing in God but Living As If He Doesn't Exist
Product Number: EB00617393
Released: Jul 28, 2015
Business Term: 26 Circ
ISBN: #9780310597414
Publisher: Zondervan
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Growing up, all my friends would have described my family as a Christian family. I assumed all my friends were Christians as well. We all believed in God. We occasionally attended church. We were good people. Even though we believed in God, we didn't know his word, didn't understand the gospel, and didn't pursue his will. We believed in God, but we lived as if he didn't exist.After pastoring for eighteen years, I've noticed a large percentage of people in my church living similar lives. Some seem to be Christian in name only without a lot of visible spiritual fruit. Others boldly claim Christ is Lord while living lives diametrically opposed to the teachings in scripture.The more I looked, the more I found Christian Atheists everywhere. While it is often easy to spot the hypocrisy in others, it is generally more difficult to see in the mirror. One day in an honest moment, I painfully admitted that although I unquestionably believed in God, I was leading the church as if he didn't exist. I wrongly depended more on my own abilities than on his Spirit. Sadly, I dangerously cared more what people thought about me than what God thought about me. And although I preached about putting your whole faith in God, I still lived as if everything was up to me.The book Christian Atheism reflects my personal journey toward a more authentic God-honoring life.

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Author(s): Craig Groeschel
Original Publish Date: Apr 06, 2010

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Author(s): Craig Groeschel
Narrator(s): Tom Schiff
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Released: May 31, 2016
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Author(s): Craig Groeschel
Narrator(s): Tom Schiff
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