Standing Naked Before God | The Art of Public Confession (Baskette)


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The sequel to Real Good Church: How Our Church Came Back from the Dead, and Yours Can, Too

This is a book about one amazing, vibrant church’s countercultural practice of public confession of sin—which is the most essential of the 200 turnaround practices in Real Good Church.

Every week, millennials, Gen-Xers, Boomers, and even young teens at First Church Somerville UCC—the church Baskette pastors—take the stand to tell about a time they messed up, broke bad, or made Jesus want to cry. By showing up and telling the truth—the whole truth—our churches can finally become places of real authenticity for millennials and Gen Xers looking for a hypocrisy-shedding, fully integrated spirituality. Includes a how-to for reluctant churches, and a moving anthology of testimonies.

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Molly Phinney Baskette is the lead pastor of the quirky, lovable, and truth-telling community of First Church Somerville UCC in metro Boston, and a senior consultant for the Center for Progressive Renewal. She is a regular contributor to the United Church of Christ’s Daily Devotionals, and the author of Real Good Church: How Our Church Came Back from the Dead, and Yours Can, Too, and two grief books for children. She lives in Arlington, Massachusetts with her husband and two children, where she loves to cook from the garden, read in the hammock, and train for the cuddling Olympics. 

Publisher: The Pilgrim Press
Paper / 224 pages / 6" x 9"
ISBN: 978-0-8298-2030-0
Pub date: June 15, 2015