The Status Quo Has Failed.
- Most Christians are isolated. When Mike Genung speaks publicly he’ll often ask the audience to raise their hands if they meet with another believer once a week for the purpose of encouragement, prayer, and support. Usually only 15-20% raise their hands.
- Many believers are in bondage to pornography or other forms of sexual sin. Surveys show that two-thirds of Christian men view porn consistently, along with 30% of women.
- Many lack a vibrant love relationship with God from the heart.
- There is a lack of equipping God’s people for spiritual warfare and other areas.
- Significant numbers have been wounded or spiritually abused by the church.
- The occult has gone mainstream, suicide rates are rising, and mass shootings are commonplace. Our nation is divided in a cultural civil war, and Christians are the enemy.
Yet, most churches rarely discuss these issues openly, let alone act as if there’s a problem outside their doors. There is no sense of urgency.
It’s Time to Go Rogue.
The Rogue Christian takes a hard look at where we are today, explores the root causes of why the church has lost its salt, and provides the biblical action steps every believer can take to spark the spiritual awakening that will turn the church and our country around.
The first 5 chapters look at where we are and the root causes; the next 10 chapters focus on answers. This isn’t about “getting busy for God.” A church of hurting, distracted, or lukewarm men and women isn’t able to be the salt and light God has called us to be; we need believers who know who they are in Christ and are grounded in their relationship with Him. The second half of the book begins by taking you into a deeper relationship with the Lord, then moves into what every believer can do to make an impact.
Along the way topics are exposed that include the porn problem in the church, spiritual abuse, sexual abuse, legalism, the effects of not addressing these and other issues openly and equipping God’s people to be fighters, and more.
We need leaders who understand the need for urgency. The book hits on the urgent need to go rogue, now, which is to abandon status quo Christianity for the biblical version. (It does not mean abandoning the church).
Table of Contents:
- Part I: The Status Quo has Failed
- The Onslaught of the Orcs
- The Church Under the Hood
- The Sedating Effect of “Positive and Encouraging”
- The Problem with Verse-by-Verse Teaching
- Why We’ve Lost Our Salt
- Part II: The Rogue Christian
Reviews of The Rogue Christian
Your writing is so good–inspirational, foundational, and from the depths of your (and God’s) heart. I’m sharing your book with my husband, and we’re nodding and agreeing and being generally amazed at how the book reflects so much of what we’ve been talking about in the last few years. I love your book, and I think it hits the bullseye on so many levels. Your view of the modern-day church is something we all definitely need to hear. Almost every Sunday in our church we come away a bit empty, still longing for more, for Jesus, for God to be exalted and lifted higher.