We settled into our chairs, adjusted our microphones, and after catching up a bit more, we got down to business. * * * Boundless: Josh, what motivated you to write ? Joshua Harris: I had the experience when I was single, after getting out of the high school youth group, which was my whole world of church at the time and all my friends there, of really feeling disconnected from the church and not quite seeing how it fit into my life and my plans.There was a season of time where I was still involved in the church, but it was not my priority. I was essentially "dating the church" -- I use that phrase to describe the mindset that says, "I'm with the church, but I really treat her like a girlfriend, and sadly, often times, a neglected girlfriend." You know -- looking for something better and really not having that much passion or excitement about the relationship.
Loving Jesus Christ involves a passionate commitment to His church — around the world and down the street. I especially enjoyed the thoughts on attending church as a consumer vs. Consumers critique and analyze the singing, the sermon, the experience.) - For anyone who has wondered at times what on earth is God doing in describing us lot gathered together as His bride-to-be, this book provides a summary guide to key verses in the Gospels, Epistles and Revelation which outline God's intention for the "little 'c' church" (local) and the "big 'C' church" (global, eternal).