God Without Religion

  • by Andrew Farley
  • Narrated by Maurice England
  • 6 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

God without religion? Andrew Farley’s experience as a Christian was first characterized by self-effort as he tried to please God at any cost. His ruthless religion resulted in spiritual fatigue and disillusionment with church. Only then did he discover what relaxing in Jesus means and how enjoying God’s intimate presence can transform everyday life. Using a story-driven format, God without Religion dismantles common religious misconceptions, revealing:

a hopeful approach to what unites us rather than what divides us
the true meaning of walking by the Spirit
the facts about judgment, rewards, and God’s discipline
the problem with the popular challenge to “die to self”

Pulling no punches, Andrew shows how the truth about these controversial issues can liberate and unify believers as we discover how to rest in the unconditional love of God.


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Not sure …

I've listened to this twice now and, although the arguments seem persuasive in parts, they don't quite seem right! But I'm not sure if that's because I'm so wrapped up in previous religious teaching, that I am subconsciously rejecting what's being said!

I also got terribly confused about the statements on the laws of Moses, the law and, The Ten Commandments! So much so, that I can't quite work out if he's saying that we don't need to follow these laws! He skips between Old and New Testaments pulling out texts that may or may not be presented to one in context!

The narrator was fine, no objections there, unless perhaps the pace of his narration was a little fast, but I think that I may be thinking that way because of my earlier confusion.

I'm sure that I will listen to this again. But as a study, not as a piece of work just to ponder on. So there will be a lot of listening (& rewinding) with my Bible in hand, to read the verses in context, and not just plucked out to make a point. Perhaps purchasing the printed book would have served better, rather than the audiobook, but I doubt that I would've been intrigued enough to do so…

If, like me, you're struggling with the whole set up and structure of 'Church', then elements of this book addresses that but, I'm not certain that a definitive solution/direction was proposed; and as such, this book could be misleading.

It certainly leads one on to a desire to study the Bible more thoroughly, and that can't be a bad thing!
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- Carôle

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-06-2011
  • Publisher: Oasis Audio