#EmptyShelf Challenge Book #27: Christianity For The Rest Of Us

51ofRFRFkjL._SY344_BO1,204,203,200_Title: Christianity For the Rest Of Us

Author: Diana Butler Bass

Date Started: March 27, 2014    Date Finished: May 20, 2014

Number of Pages: 336   Total for 2014: 9,965

What It’s About: I’m a little late to reading this one. But the timing was good! Diana Butler Bass spent 3 years studying Mainline churches (i.e. Brand Name Denominations like Presbyterianism, Episcopalianism, Methodism, etc) and considering what makes for good, hopeful Mainline Christianity in a world of Evangelical churches. Chapter after chapter, she examines what it is that makes a flourishing church and why the Mainline will not die, as some have supposed. Butler Bass examines how churches consider and live out justice, discernment, hospitality, worship, prayer and other disciplines and callings. This book is energizing and hopeful!

Why I Read It: It’s been on my list for awhile.