“Why Bother with Church? And Other Questions about Why You Need It and Why It Needs You” by Sam Allberry

Sunday, 01 Jan 2017

Sam Allberry’s Why Bother with Church? is a good, short read that addresses one of the greatest problems of our secular age: floundering church attendance. A new study by the Pew Research Center suggests that worship services are not as important as the other events Americans have on the weekly agenda (see http://www.pewforum.org/2016/08/23/choosing-a-new-church-or-house-of-worship). Why should I make time for church when I can be sleeping in, cooking, shopping, relaxing, podcasting, or watching sports? Does it really matter all that much? This is where Pastor Allberry comes in with a much needed remedy: “...

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