The Naked Gospel
I found myself lying on the floor of my apartment, sobbing for hours on end: "God, I'm doing everything I'm supposed to do, and I still don't feel closer to you. In fact, I feel worse than ever! How could...
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I found myself lying on the floor of my apartment, sobbing for hours on end: "God, I'm doing everything I'm supposed to do, and I still don't feel closer to you. In fact, I feel worse than ever! How could this have gone wrong? I can't see any way out. Help me." As a university student, Andrew Farley found himself physically and emotionally addicted to street evangelism and Bible study. Yet despite his fervid behavior, he knew something was missing. That something was an understanding of the gospel that is stripped of the compromises and clichés of the modern church. The Naked Gospel finds friends among those who are burned out on experience-chasing, ceremonialism, or legalism. It attacks churchy jargon and powerless ideas and puts forth a message that is simple but life-changing. With a fresh take on Scripture and unapologetic style, The Naked Gospel will challenge you and stir you to re-examine everything you thought you already knew.
Andrew Farley (Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) is lead pastor of Ecclesia, a growing evangelical church located on the high plains of west Texas. He was formerly a professor at University of Notre Dame. He co-hosts Real Life in Christ, a television program that airs on ABC-TV in the West Texas and New Mexico area. He is a tenured professor of Applied Linguistics at Texas Tech University, and lives in Lubbock, Texas with his wife Katharine and their son Gavin. He has authored books in linguistics and theology most recently The Naked Gospel: The Truth You May Never Hear in Church and God without Religion: Can It Really Be This Simple?