He draws liberally from the books and teachings of Charles Spurgeon, Don Whitney and John Piper, and builds convincing, biblical arguments. The fifth chapter lays out ten criteria by which to choose a church.
The sixth chapter provides some suggestions for redeeming Sunday and restoring it to a place of distinction whereby we use it deliberately as a day to refuel our spiritual batteries.
There is not much in this book that has not been said elsewhere more thoroughly and perhaps even more convincingly.
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We could hear ourselves sing and wondered if each Sunday…would this I asked Todd if we should leave, could leave. We stay engaged long enough to make friends and get comfortable, and then when we get disappointed, we leave.
I broke him with him at least 27 times, after a long, emotionally-draining analysis about what was wrong, how could we fix it, sob-sob-sob. He would listen, and nod and then (bless him) show up the next day like nothing happened. (Though, a wedding guest said, “You were shaking up there! But eventually the fact steadied itself like a deep relief. That word has a negative connotation, but it’s needed as a shopper, right? Your first few Sundays in church you’re probably analyzing more than worshipping. We need to be members of good churches, and not all churches are good.
Fortunately, I somehow managed to stay un-broken-up long enough to make it down the aisle. When your mind is in “shopping,” mode (whether for a pair of jeans, a husband or a church), you’re essentially selfish. We need to ask serious questions, demand serious answers.
Then: Amazon was awarded the patent, titled Physical Store Online Shopping Control, on May 30, according to the Washington Post.
And, it aims to prevent customers from engaging in ‘mobile window shopping’ while they browse one of Amazon’s brick-and-mortar stores.