2014-01-18

So You Don't Want to Go to Church Anymore By “Jake Colsen”

FREE BOOK: So You Don't Want to Go to Church Anymore
By “Jake Colsen
(Jake Colsen is a pseudonym for the combined work of WayneJacobsen [of The Shack] and his long-time friend, Dave Coleman)

There are many ways to read So You Don't Want to Go to Church Anymore.

You can order a copy of the book from Lifestream.org. ($12.00 plus shipping)
You can order a copy of the book from Amazon.com. ($8.00 - $10 plus shipping, Kindle or Paper)
You can order the audio book from Amazon.com where Wayne reads the entire book on CD (5 CDs - $20.00 plus shipping).

They have three PDF versions available:
You can download the PDF version (1.6M) of the final book in 8.5 x 11 format and read off-line.
You can download the PDF version (1.9M) of the final printed page spreads of the book.
You can download the PDF version (2.1M) of the final book in 5.5 x 8.5 format and read off-line.
You can download a PDA version that can be read with Microsoft Reader.

Or you can use the links on the Table of Contents to read it off the web in html. This is a rough draft of the final version.
What would you do if you met someone you thought just might be one of Jesus’ original disciples still living in the 21st Century? That’s Jake’s dilemma as he meets a man who talks of Jesus as if he had known him, and whose way of living challenges everything Jake had previously known.
So You Don’t Want to Go To Church Anymore is Jake’s compelling journal that chronicles thirteen conversations with his newfound friend over a four-year period and how those exchanges turn Jake’s world upside-down. With his help, Jake faces his darkest fears, struggles through brutal circumstances and comes out on the other side in the joy and freedom he always dreamed was possible.
If you’re tired of just going through the motions of Christianity and want to mine the depths of what it really means to live deeply in Christ, you’ll find Jake’s story will give you hope for your own. This book probes the difficult questions and offers some far-reaching answers. It just might turn your world upside-down as well!
This book was written over four years and each chapter was first published on line in sequence. Now the final draft of that book is available in print. It has been a marvelous journey with so many contributions from those who have read and enjoyed it.