What it means to be the Church
God called. He wants His Church back.
Many Christians have begun to recognize that God desires His church to function as an organism rather than an organization. After over 11 years of experience founding and facilitating a house church, author Keith Giles shares the insights he developed in the trenches. Filled with practical, real-world examples of how to plant and nurture an organic gathering, readers will find a wealth of information to help them bring Jesus back to the forefront of every meeting.
Foreword by Richard Jacobson
"This isn’t a book about how to have a meeting about Jesus; it’s a book about how to have meeting with Jesus. And it isn’t just based on theory; it’s based on actual experience. Hard-earned, life-lived, real-world experience."
Jesus Unveiled is a timely and revolutionary book that discusses:
Why Church has become a spectator sport
Why modern Churches don't look anything like what we see in the New Testament
What the Apostle Paul tell us about the Body of Christ
Why Churches today don't practice the Priesthood of All Believers
Why there were no pastors mentioned in Paul's epistles to the churches
“As I read the first chapter, I began to realize that this is an important book—not only for me personally—but for the entire church and for the growing house church movement. I believe that this book has the potential to be used to train church planters all over the world.”ken eastburn, former national director of house2house ministries
“[Jesus Unveiled] gives a clear call for us to ‘go out of business’ and be the Family outlined in the New Testament...This book gives me courage to hope that the Body of Christ really can transform our world.”crissy brooks, former executive director and co-founder of mika cdc
“This is another wonderful, refreshing addition to the collection of writings in our generation that will help believers practice Christ-centered assembly life.”jon zens, author of a church building every 1/2 mile and editor of searching together magazine
“Skimmed it. Looks good.”frank viola, author of pagan christianity
“In this book, Keith Giles presents us with the powerful example of his own life as he has dared to live out the prophetic insights he has discovered into the nature and mission of God's culture-challenging community. Read and gain courage to risk following his inspired and dynamic servant-leadership.”dr scott bartchy, professor of christian origins and the history of religion in the department of history, ucla
“This is a refreshing book on the growing house church movement. It offers some personal and practical insights, provides a fresh look at the scriptures about the form and function of the church, and would be a good introductory read to those asking questions about whether God is calling them into this spiritual revolution.”rad zdero, author of letters to the house church movement
“This is a much-needed treatise about the state of the church in North America. My hope is that this book will become required reading in seminaries and Bible colleges across the land. Unfortunately, it's more likely that it will be added to the bonfire by the hoity-toity elite who see their security being threatened.”kent williamson, director of rebellion of thought, founder of paladin pictures, inc.
“Giles calls the church back from its preoccupation with business models and encourages believers to embrace spiritual relationships with one another and dependence on the Holy Spirit as we read about in Scripture.”alan knox, blogger and doctoral student, biblical theology
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Keith Giles is a best-selling author, blogger, and speaker. After leaving full-time ministry 11 years ago to start a house church in Southern California that gave everything away to the poor, Keith and his wife recently moved to Idaho to embark on their next adventure. He is the author of several books, including Jesus Untangled and Jesus Unbound.Visit his blog