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American Christianity teaches the centrality of the
individual: my will, my experiences, my decision, my heart, my work, and
my dedication. Yet we couldn't be more unaware that Christ and His
saving and comforting work are being lost. Our minds and hearts are
captivated in some way by those who often preach the Christian instead
of Christ.

Author Bryan Wolfmueller sounds the alarm against the
false teaching and dangerous practices of Christianity in America. He
offers a beautiful alternative: the sweet savor of the Gospel, which
brings us to the real comfort, joy, peace, freedom, and sure hope of
Christ.


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Oct 25, 2016

Hands down one of the best theological books I've read. This book clearly outlines the differences between law (what to do) and Gospel (already done) that I've ever read. It's great insight into how much of mainstream Christianity has stolen Gods precious gifts of grace for us and unknowingly made them more law for us.

A fantastic read if you are tired of being in mainstream Christianity and can't seem to "do" enough. Get off the roller coaster of pride and despair. The nagging feelings that "I Hands down one of the best theological books I've read. This book clearly outlines the differences between law (what to do) and Gospel (already done) that I've ever read. It's great insight into how much of mainstream Christianity has stolen Gods precious gifts of grace for us and unknowingly made them more law for us.

A fantastic read if you are tired of being in mainstream Christianity and can't seem to "do" enough. Get off the roller coaster of pride and despair. The nagging feelings that "I am a super Christian and done an excellent job today" followed by "I'm the worlds worst person, God can't love me after all my failures. I've gotta work harder". ...more
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Nov 26, 2016

I really enjoyed this book, I really appreciate the spirit in which the book was written, Pastor Wolfmueller spent some time as part of the evangelical church before becoming a Lutheran pastor, so his insights are reinforced by a genuine understanding of many of the positions that are widespread in "American Christianity" and he makes his case with humility and sincerity. The points he makes are valid and freeing, it would be my wish that many evangelicals would read this and truly take stock of I really enjoyed this book, I really appreciate the spirit in which the book was written, Pastor Wolfmueller spent some time as part of the evangelical church before becoming a Lutheran pastor, so his insights are reinforced by a genuine understanding of many of the positions that are widespread in "American Christianity" and he makes his case with humility and sincerity. The points he makes are valid and freeing, it would be my wish that many evangelicals would read this and truly take stock of the points argued, this is much to gain, the gospel itself in fact. Despite the title this book is equally applicable to much of UK evangelicalism and so do not be deterred thinking that it only applies to the America context, it does not. I intend to re-read it, it is a great starting place for any Christian weary of looking for the comfort of the gospel in the treadmill of Christian living and perceived good works, it gives the opportunity to properly and biblically reorient our focus away from ourselves to the place where true comfort is freely given in Christ. As Christians we need this as much as ever. ...more
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Jun 08, 2019

What a clear description of common current theological errors, with plenty of Scriptural support. This book is definitely worth your time if you are interested in what makes Lutherans Lutheran and how that differs from what can be found in a lot of modern Christian churches. The last two chapters were not as strong as the rest of the book, in my opinion, but I am so thankful for Wolfmueller's direct and easy-to-understand style of writing. His videos are also very helpful.
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Sep 25, 2016

One of the best books I have ever read on the trends in American Christianity and exposing the errors being preached from pulpits. Scripture is used in context and expertly. It is evident that the author is handling the Word of God correctly and this book was a joy to read. I have been a Christian for about 11 years and am currently transitioning from a church I felt was losing its focus from the Word of God and Instead concentrating its attentions on methods and "law and no gospel" preaching. One of the best books I have ever read on the trends in American Christianity and exposing the errors being preached from pulpits. Scripture is used in context and expertly. It is evident that the author is handling the Word of God correctly and this book was a joy to read. I have been a Christian for about 11 years and am currently transitioning from a church I felt was losing its focus from the Word of God and Instead concentrating its attentions on methods and "law and no gospel" preaching. Highest possible recommendation for those seeking a good book discussing the serious errors and false teaching being propagated in American Christianity today. ...more
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Oct 31, 2016

Eye Opening

This book gives a very good illustration of what is taking place in many of the evangelical denominations in America. It makes total sense and is easily understood by the reader thanks to Pastor Wolfmueller. I chose this book because I myself had questions about what has been going on in American evangelicalism.
5

Jan 30, 2017

Pastor Wolfmueller makes a clear and well thought out case for the failure of big box, growth-focused, seeker-sensitive American evangelicalism.

Beginning with the four theological trends the plague American churches -- revivalism, pietism, mysticism, and enthusiasm -- he examines the ways in which American Christianity undermines the gospel by placing the focus of the Christian life on the Christian instead of on Christ.

A must-read for anyone who, exhausted by the treadmill of Law and good Pastor Wolfmueller makes a clear and well thought out case for the failure of big box, growth-focused, seeker-sensitive American evangelicalism.

Beginning with the four theological trends the plague American churches -- revivalism, pietism, mysticism, and enthusiasm -- he examines the ways in which American Christianity undermines the gospel by placing the focus of the Christian life on the Christian instead of on Christ.

A must-read for anyone who, exhausted by the treadmill of Law and good works, longs for the rest of the easy and light burden Jesus promised. ...more
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Aug 29, 2016

Been waiting for a book like this! For anyone that has been in American evangelicalism and questioned some things, this is a MUST READ! Pastor Wolfmueller does an amazing job of comparing what Christianity in America typically looks like today to what Scripture says. American Christianity can become very anxiety-provoking with its tendency to preach "do more", "be better", "live for Jesus", etc., and misses the COMFORT that the scriptures and gospel in particular were meant to bring. Great book.
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Jun 22, 2018

Ver good book on the current state of Christianity in the United States.
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Jul 11, 2017

One of the very best, layperson-friendly apologies for and intros to Confessional Lutheranism that I have read.
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Jun 11, 2018

Wolfmueller has a way of being engaging and seeing things in a way theyve never been looked at before. This book could easily be made into note form and incorporated into a Bible class. Wolfmueller has a way of being engaging and seeing things in a way they’ve never been looked at before. This book could easily be made into note form and incorporated into a Bible class. ...more
5

Feb 02, 2019

I loved this book. It gave words to some of the questions I have struggled with. But better than that it gave scriptural answers to those questions. The last paragraph of the book sums it up nicely for me.

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Jul 24, 2017

Pr. Bryan Wolfmueller has delivered a wonderful book examining the current state of American Christianity. While the author mainly addresses issues in Dispensationalism, he also addresses concerns rooted in Reformed and Roman Catholic branches.
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Dec 31, 2018

A great book about what is happening in so many churches today, including my own...I love how it addresses so many churches focus on what WE do, how WE feel, what WE know (all Law) instead of what CHRIST has done for us (Gospel)...this is a great book for anyone interested in what Lutherans believe and what is happening in the church today.. A great book about what is happening in so many churches today, including my own...I love how it addresses so many churches’ focus on what WE do, how WE feel, what WE know (all Law) instead of what CHRIST has done for us (Gospel)...this is a great book for anyone interested in what Lutheran’s believe and what is happening in the church today.. ...more
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May 01, 2018

Good resource for those coming out of evangelicalism. But also helpful for Lutherans who have been sucked into the "American Evangelical" brand of Christianity. Each chapter addresses critical areas. If I used with a group study, I would expand studying the Bible for examples and correcting false evangelical narratives.
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Jul 20, 2017

Fantastic read! There is a great explanation of popular American Christianity and its many variations and doctrines from someone who was part of that movement for most of his life and only recently came out of it. Pastor Wolfmuller compares their popular teachings to the Scriptures and examines the doctrines that they have that have no basis in Scripture. It's an excellent read for anyone who is curious about both American Christianity and its beliefs or about Lutheran teachings as well.
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Jan 11, 2019

Interested in what Lutherans teach compared to your usual non-denominational church? This book's for you. Filled with some of the common pitfalls of "pop" Christianity and the Bible's answers to those pitfalls, it makes for a nice side-by-side look at the two doctrines.

If you're looking for a quick fix to stop church attrition or the latest stratagem to draw young people into the church, I wouldn't pick this one up. But if you're looking for Christ crucified for you, for salvation by grace Interested in what Lutherans teach compared to your usual non-denominational church? This book's for you. Filled with some of the common pitfalls of "pop" Christianity and the Bible's answers to those pitfalls, it makes for a nice side-by-side look at the two doctrines.

If you're looking for a quick fix to stop church attrition or the latest stratagem to draw young people into the church, I wouldn't pick this one up. But if you're looking for Christ crucified for you, for salvation by grace through faith, and the sweetness of the gospel, don't look any further. ...more
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Apr 09, 2019

A very well written treatise on Lutheran theology...gained some new thoughts, but also had to discard some of what he had to say. If his intention was to write an apologetic piece about the Lutheran Church, I think it could have been done without bashing and dismissing nearly all other denominations because his interpretations of scripture, and his views of Christian practice differ. Granted, as long as humanity remains there will never be a perfect church...but the church is not a building, A very well written treatise on Lutheran theology...gained some new thoughts, but also had to discard some of what he had to say. If his intention was to write an apologetic piece about the Lutheran Church, I think it could have been done without bashing and dismissing nearly all other denominations because his interpretations of scripture, and his views of Christian practice differ. Granted, as long as humanity remains there will never be a perfect church...but the church is not a building, rites, traditions...the church is people loving God, receiving Jesus' gift of forgiveness and loving others as we love ourselves...Jesus stated this as the greatest commandment of all! ...more
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Sep 15, 2019

Rev. Wolfmueller provides in this wonderful book a description of American Christianity and explains how its claims diverges from Biblical Christianity. It is a hard hitting analysis of a theology that robs people the comfort and joy of the gospel. Along the way Wolfmueller contrasts the enthusiastic (in the negative sense) preaching of American Christianity with the solid and Christ-centered message offered in the Lutheran Confessions. The lessons in this book is not limited to the American Rev. Wolfmueller provides in this wonderful book a description of American Christianity and explains how its claims diverges from Biblical Christianity. It is a hard hitting analysis of a theology that robs people the comfort and joy of the gospel. Along the way Wolfmueller contrasts the enthusiastic (in the negative sense) preaching of American Christianity with the solid and Christ-centered message offered in the Lutheran Confessions. The lessons in this book is not limited to the American context, but is applicable beyond this. Among other reasons this is because the same mistakes are also repeated in Europe and some are being imported from America.

5/5 - Go and get this book! ...more
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Mar 22, 2019

This book is a sweet balm to the weary Christian soul. Here, Pastor Bryan Wolfmueller breaks down the key problems of American Christianity (aka "Pop-Christianity" or "Pop-American Christianity"), pointing out how its tendencies of revivalism, pietism, mysticism, and enthusiasm all focus on the Christian rather than on Christ, as well as thoroughly confuse Law and Gospel. With warmth, clarity, and personal insight, Pr. Wolfmueller extols the joy of the Gospel, pointing the reader to the wonders This book is a sweet balm to the weary Christian soul. Here, Pastor Bryan Wolfmueller breaks down the key problems of American Christianity (aka "Pop-Christianity" or "Pop-American Christianity"), pointing out how its tendencies of revivalism, pietism, mysticism, and enthusiasm all focus on the Christian rather than on Christ, as well as thoroughly confuse Law and Gospel. With warmth, clarity, and personal insight, Pr. Wolfmueller extols the joy of the Gospel, pointing the reader to the wonders of the Scriptures, the awesomeness of Jesus Christ, the comfort of justification by grace through faith, the power of the Sacraments, the heart of prayer, the truth about the end times, and the surprise of the Gospel itself. I would recommend this book to both new and experienced Christians. ...more

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