Conversations, Volume 9

John Nugent – Endangered Gospel [Nov. 2016 Book of the Month]

[easyazon_image align=”left” height=”333″ identifier=”B01HHDTNZU” locale=”US” src=”” tag=”douloschristo-20″ width=”222″]Starting next week, we will be reading through one of this fall’s best theology books, and we invite you to read along with us, sharing quotes on social media, and inviting you into a conversation about the book and its themes.

Endangered Gospel:
How Fixing the World
is Killing the Church

By John Nugent

Paperback: Cascade Books, 2016.
Buy now:  [ [easyazon_link identifier=”149829166X” locale=”US” tag=”douloschristo-20″]Amazon[/easyazon_link] ] [  [easyazon_link identifier=”B01HHDTNZU” locale=”US” tag=”douloschristo-20″]Kindle[/easyazon_link] ]
This is a provocative book that asks vital questions about how the church should live in the world, and how we bear witness to the good news of Jesus.

Since we are getting a late start (and given the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday), this read-through will run until Friday Dec. 9…
We will start next week with a focus on the first six chapters of the book.

In the meantime:


  1. [easyazon_link identifier=”149829166X” locale=”US” tag=”douloschristo-20″]Order a copy of the book[/easyazon_link]

  3. Find a few others in your church, neighborhood, or city who will read along with you

  5. Watch this video introduction to the book featuring the author 


C. Christopher Smith is the founding editor of The Englewood Review of Books. He is also author of a number of books, including most recently How the Body of Christ Talks: Recovering the Practice of Conversation in the Church (Brazos Press, 2019). Connect with him online at:

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Reading for the Common Good
From ERB Editor Christopher Smith

"This book will inspire, motivate and challenge anyone who cares a whit about the written word, the world of ideas, the shape of our communities and the life of the church."
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