As a churched person, I never noticed what church looks like to an unchurched person. I grew up in church. I attended church throughout my life as an adult. I love the church; however, this book opened my eyes to see what others see when they visit church. I am even observing my church from a fresh perspective to see what we look like to a first time attender.
Andy Stanley is a pastor who grew up a preacher's kid, and he knows how to do church. He also has a passion for those who do not know how to do church and tries to create an environment that is inviting to believers, unbelievers, maybe-believers, and those who just are not sure.
While I anticipated a staunchy book about church, I was pleasantly surprised by the writing. Stanley is funny, self-depreciating, honest, and incredibly insightful. All of this makes for an enjoyable book that made me uncomfortable at times, but in a good way.
Zondervan provided me a free copy of this book in exchange for my review which I freely give.