My newest book, Reimagining Church, officially launched August 1st. Four days later, Amazon.com went out of stock. Then the publisher informed me that they ran out of all copies of the first printing. Amazon.com just got the book back in stock. So it’s available again.
(For those of you who don’t purchase books online, it’s also being carried by Family Christian Stores, Borders, and Barnes & Nobles.)
Here’s the story behind Reimagining.
I’ve been working on this book for the last 12 years. It seeks to answer the following questions:[Continue Reading…]
This blog post has been revised and turned into a chapter in The Rethinking Series.
The series includes each book in PDF, Kindle, and Nook formats.
While at a conference last year, someone asked me over lunch, “So what do you do to relax?” I quickly answered, “I watch movies.”
I’ve never been much of a television fan. I’ve never seen even a single episode of most of the popular shows that are on television. The only television programs I’ve watched faithfully (in my adult years) have been 24, Seinfeld, The Jamie Kennedy Experiment, and Nightline (with Ted Koppel – the greatest interviewer in history, bar none).
Other than that, the only time I watch television is if the Yankees or Mets are in the World Series (I was euphoric in 2000 when they played against each other in the Series – ‘twas a dream come true). I also watch news programs on a fairly regular basis.
“He who answers a matter before he hears the facts – it is folly and shame to him.”
~ Proverbs 18:13
The following is one of the most powerful stories I’ve ever heard on this score. There are many valuable lessons bound up with it for every disciple of the Lord Jesus.
One afternoon, a small group of men were eating lunch at a private golf club. All were members of the club, except for one. He was a guest – a friend of one of the members.
As the men finished their meal, one of them pulled out of his pocket a very rare coin that he had recently purchased. The man glowed with excitement as he passed the precious coin around the table. Each man marveled as they held the coin in their hand and heard the story behind it. The owner of the coin shared that this was the only coin of its kind in existence, and he purchased it at half the price of what it was worth.[Continue Reading…]
Ever since I hit my early 20s, I’ve been a voracious reader of Christian books. The problem I faced, however, is that the authors of those books were either dead or they were completely inaccessible.
There was no way to contact them with a question or a comment. Sure, I could write the publisher, but good luck with that.
So taking my cue from our Lord’s words, “do unto others as you would have them do unto you,” we’ve created this page.
Before you read on . . .
If your question is about my old books from 2008, Pagan Christianity or Reimagining Church, check this page first as I’ve answered scores of questions on those titles already.
If your question is about From Eternity to Here, check here and click the two FAQ links at the bottom.
What follows are the most frequently asked questions to date along with my answers.
To search for a specific question, click CTRL-F and type in the keyword that relates to your question. (E.g., money, organic church, slander, the poor, suffering, cussing, heresy, ecumenical, etc.)
If you have a question that isn’t addressed on this page, send an email to Frank @ FrankViola.com with your question.
Psalm 115:1[Continue Reading…]
When Pagan Christianity first released in January, Family Christian, the largest Christian bookstore chain in the country, refused to carry it. It was just too controversial for their liking.
When the book hit bestseller status, however, they rethought their decision. Today, most Family Christian Stores in the country carry the book. This is also true for the sequel, Reimagining Church.
With that said: Here are more reactions from pastors to Pagan Christianity.
Read the first batch of responses.
I find these emails from pastors amazing to say the least.[Continue Reading…]