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Title:
Switching churches : a layman's guide to a new commitment
Author:
Hook, David D.
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Publication Information:
Bloomington (Indiana) : Unlimited Publishing, [2002]

©2002
Physical Description:
xii, 118 pages ; 23 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781588320582
Format :
Book

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This book provides quick, basic knowledge about American churches, doctrines, and practices, thereby empowering readers to recognize and react to ultraliberal trends. Church organization, worship, and clergy, and their relationship to the people are treated. Fully returnable.


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A self-described "widely-traveled, elderly, practicing Catholic layman," Hook makes no apologies for his opinion that Christianity has changed in recent years, not always for the better. Contemporary worship, he explains, has replaced formal liturgical structure in many denominations, and religious language has often gone astray in order to conform to political correctness. The target audience for this book is the committed Christian, probably already affiliated with a specific church. Hook does not proselytize but instead provides some basic background on the Christian religion and information about various mainline denominations Catholic, Anglican (defined as Episcopalian), Lutheran, Presbyterian, United Methodist, and Baptist. Speaking from experience, he recommends that those changing denominations or even churches within a denomination should be prepared to lose friends. While the reader may find no church to be absolutely perfect, it is necessary to know as much as possible about a denomination's creeds and doctrines before committing oneself to a church. This is a good starting point for people interested in switching churches, but readers should also seek information from other sources. For public libraries. Mary Prokop, Savannah Country Day Preparatory Sch., GA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.