Monday, August 8, 2011

Book Review ~ 15 Good Reasons Not to Go to Church And One Great Reason You Should, by: Michael J. Insalaco

By: Michael J. Insalaco

I have to admit that at first, I was a tad bit skeptical about this book. After all, I have been in ministry for over ten years and I'm married to a Pastor, but I wanted to see what this book had to offer, so I jumped in head first and was actually very pleasantly surprised by how great this book really is.

Michael takes the time to speak truth in a very clear and direct way. He doesn't skirt around the touchy topics, as a matter of fact he goes straight towards them and I totally appreciate that. He is honest and he comes from a place where it feels more like you are talking to one of your friends. It is sort of like a go-to guide for people that are curious about what goes on inside church. I just love that!

He opens the door wide open for anyone to come in and ask the questions that have been on your mind for a long time or even something that just popped up while you were reading it. I found myself underlining, highlighting and writing lots of "smiley faces", "amen's", and "that's right's" in the margins.

As someone who wants those around me to see Jesus in everything I do, I would not hesitate to give this book to anyone I know that is asking the question..."why should I go to church".

The fact that he has written the book is three parts makes it easier to go on this journey of discovery with him and as you go down the road you feel safe, secure and totally understood. Great job Michael, I am so happy to see a book like yours out there for so many people to enjoy!

If you want more information about Michael J. Insalaco head on over to his website,

About the Book:
Michael Insalaco shines new light on 15 common reasons why people avoid church.

Are they legitimate or just man-made barriers to lives of significance we all seek? His answers might make you laugh and they will probably make you reconsider the way you think about church. Insalaco will respectfully open your eyes to new perspectives and tell you everything he wishes someone had told him when he was “not too sure about the whole Christianity thing.”

From the core beliefs of Christianity to tips on how to find the right local church, Insalaco presents the truth as he sees it in a way you may never have heard it before. This book is a quick, easy read that might simply leave you better informed or intrigue you to do some treasure hunting for yourself.

About the Author:
Though a California resident since 1985, Michael J. Insalaco is a lifetime New Englander at heart. Insalaco and his wife, Mitchie, are passionate about encouraging their three-year-old daughter, Mia, to laugh like a three-year-old, cheering on their sports teams, and supporting their church, New Covenant Community Church in Fresno. There they are regulars at Bible studies and like to help out herding toddlers in the church’s childcare ministry.

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