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The Light is Winning

The Light is Winning Why Religion Just Might Bring Us Back to Life

By Zach Hoag
Published by Zondervan

Average Blogger Rating: 2.75 Stars

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On 8/30 Mr. Geurs wrote: Start life as a religious fundamentalist. Get involved with ministry. Become cynical towards religion. Realize the cynicism is really a rebirth towards genuine faith. Faith becomes reborn. This is the premise of Zach Hoag’s semi-memoir/semi-treatise on the condition of the American Church, The Light ... REVIEW: “Why the Light Is Winning”; or, Why a decline in church attendance might be a good thing.

Mr. Geurs' Rating:

4 Stars

On 7/29 Elliott Blackwell wrote: Having grown up in many toxic churches where religion was used not to grow a person's faith but as a way for the pastor to control his congregants, it's amazing to me that I even believe in any form of Christianity or go to church at all. For me, religion is what happens when people replace faith, which ... The Light Is Winning: A Wrestling With Religion

Elliott's Rating:

4 Stars

On 7/19 Cisneros Cafe wrote: I couldn’t dig too deeply into Hoag’s message. I was really drawn by him being in a cult as a kid. I’m from Texas. These cults are not unheard of (it’s a shame), but I felt the book had three different stories going on: growing up in a cult, church planting, and American empire. I believe what ... Book Review & Giveaway: The Light is Winning by Zach Hoag

Cisneros Cafe's Rating:

2 Stars

On 7/6 Annie Rim wrote: The Light is Winning by Zach Hoag is a worthwhile read. Growing up fundamentalist and finding a faith-shift in his discovery of the teachings of John Calvin, Hoag walks the reader through his spiritual journey. From Calvin to John Wesley and more progressive Christianity to settling in the Methodist ... The Light is Winning

Annie's Rating:

3 Stars

On 7/1 LarryKozlof wrote: Zach Hoag brings his readers an offering with the idea that religion may just bring us (specifically his US readers) back to life. The final paragraph on the back cover surmises his approach for the book: For anyone who is anxious about the future of the church and their place in it, The Light is Winning ... Book Review - The Light is Winning

LarryKozlof's Rating:

1 Stars

On 6/27 Zachary_Houle wrote: I don’t really know where to begin with Zach Hoag’s The Light Is Winning, a book that seems theological sound but is a narrative mess. Essentially, the book chronicles what’s wrong in the American Christian Church by juxtaposing the author’s upbringing with an authoritarian father in a Texas ... The Light is Winning

Zachary_Houle's Rating:

2 Stars

On 6/24 Mark Wheeler wrote: I did not like the book. The book did not live up to its title. The book describes the flaws of a narrow slice of legalistic Christianity rather than stories of the benefits of religious practices. I do not recommend the book. These four statements summarize my evaluation of Zach Hoag’s latest book, ... A book that doesn’t live up to its title

Mark's Rating:

1 Stars