A Christianity Worth Believing offers an engaging, 'come-with-me-on-a-journey-of-exploring-the-possibilities' approach to what it means to be a follower of Jesus in our day. Written by Doug Pagitt a leading voice in the Emergent conversation--this beautifully written book weaves together theological reflections, Christian history, and his own story of faith transformation. Pagitt invites readers to follow him as he tells the story of his un-churched childhood, his life-altering conversion at age 16, his intense involvement in the church, and his growing sense of unease with the version of Christianity he was living. On page after page, Pagitt lays out his journey toward an authentic, passionate expression of a faith that feels alive, sustainable, and meaningful.
Table of Contents
A Living Way: Emergent Visions Series Foreword. Preface. 1 Confessions of an Adopted Son. 2 Passion Play. 3 From Amen to Uh-Oh. 4 The Wild Goose Chase. 5 When Different Was Good. 6 It's in the Way That You Use It. 7 Strange Medicine. 8 Together, Again. 9 Up and Out. 10 Down and In. 11 Wonderfully Made. 12 Same as It Ever Was. 13 There Goes the Judge. 14 Behind Blue Eyes. 15 The Jew I Never Knew. 16 You Say You Want a Revolution. 17 I Didn't Know Him from Adam. 18 Heaven on Earth. Notes. Acknowledgments. The Author.
Doug Pagitt is the pastor of Solomon's Porch, a holistic, missional Christian community in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He has written a number of books, has worked in churches and for a non-profit foundation, and owns two businesses in Minneapolis. Doug is a sought-after speaker for churches, denominations, and businesses throughout the United States and around the world on issues of culture and Christianity. He can be reached at www.DougPagitt.com.