Letters to the Church
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The New York Times bestselling author of Crazy Love challenges readers to be the Church as God intends.
- Do you want more from your church experience?
- Does the pure gospel put you in a place of awe?
- Are you ready to rethink church as you know it?
Sit with Pastor Francis Chan and be reminded that you are a part of something much bigger than yourself, something sacred.
In his most powerful book yet, Chan digs deep into biblical truth, reflects on his own failures and dreams, and shares stories of ordinary people God is using to change the world.
Chan says, “We’ve strayed so far from what God calls Church. We all know it. We know that what we’re experiencing is radically different from the Church in Scripture. For decades, church leaders like myself have lost sight of the inherent mystery of the Church. We have trained people sitting in the pews to become addicted to lesser things. It’s time for that to change.”
When Jesus returns, will He find us caring for His Bride—even more than for our own lives? Letters to the Church reminds us of how powerful, how glorious the Church once was … and calls us to once again be the Church God intended us to be.
From the Publisher
Why Write This Book?
There is a growing and unacceptable discrepancy between God’s vision for the church and ours. Consumerism has to leave. The Church requires more.
God’s Church started as a radical, spiritually intimate gathering of believers that ultimately changed history. Yet millions today are content to be mere observers at church. Many more have left, brokenhearted and cynical. But God is waking up His people—people who will risk anything and sacrifice everything to be the dynamic, world-changing Church of Scripture.
Speaking out of deep love for the Church, Chan guides Christ followers to live out God’s magnificent and beautiful vision for His Church-a vision we may have lost but God has never forgotten.
When He returns, I want Him to find me giving everything I’ve got to bring health to the church—and that’s what this book is about. My hope is that you also will see the need to repent from this casual attitude and treat the church as sacred again. –Francis Chan
Francis Chan is a pastor, speaker, and bestselling author. God used the death of his parents early in childhood to give Francis a deep understanding of the brevity of life. This has shaped his life and teaching with an eternal perspective, as he continues to challenge believers to live on mission, willing to surrender everything.
Francis has been used powerfully by God to author books Crazy Love, Forgotten God, Erasing Hell, Multiply, and You and Me Forever. God’s blessing on these books has spread millions of copies around the world in many different languages.
Read this book, and let Francis Chan lovingly bring you face-to-face with God’s Word while humbly challenging you to consider what needs to change in order to experience the wonder and beauty of the church according to God’s design. –David Platt
Letters to the Church Study Guide
The Letters to the Church Video Series walks with this generation, showing what it can look like to be the Church God desires.
Join Francis as he takes you on a journey through the chapters of Letters to the Church, hear his heart for the Bride of Christ, and join him as he leans in to God’s desire for the Church. You’ll also see first-hand stories of transformation and be encouraged that you too can pursue God’s heart for His Church.
See the difference you can make, right where you are.
The Letters to the Church Study Guide practically equips this generation to do whatever it takes to restore the Church to her former glory.
Journey with those around you—whether your church or small group—and take practical steps to live out fundamental principles from the Bible. Be challenged, guided, and encouraged to passionately pursue God’s magnificent and beautiful vision for His Church.
Come experience what it means to be part of this family. His family. His Church.
God is love. Crazy, relentless, all-powerful love. Have you ever wondered if we’re missing it?
Jesus gave his followers a command: ‘Follow me.’ And a promise: ‘And I will equip you to find others to follow me.’ We were made to make disciples.
A follow up to the profound message of Crazy Love, Pastor Francis Chan offers a compelling invitation to understand, embrace, and follow the Holy Spirit’s direction in our lives.
How could a loving God send people to hell? Will people have a chance after they die to believe in Jesus and go to heaven?