• Church of Cowards

  • A Wake-Up Call to Complacent Christians
  • By: Matt Walsh
  • Narrated by: Phil Paonessa
  • Length: 7 hrs and 11 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (700 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

The average Christian in America does not know what his own religion teaches, nor does he care. He may call himself “Christian”, but he lives his life exactly as he wishes, making no attempt to conform his conduct to the commands and tenets of his religion. Daily Wire writer Matt Walsh confronts his fellow Christians in this bold, clear-eyed book that serves as an urgent reminder of Matthew 7:13 - "For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it."

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A book on Roman Catholic doctrine

I like Matt Walsh. I like the Daily Wire. I was excited to read this book. The introductory allegory was promising, but unfortunately it was followed by a defense of why Roman Catholicism is true Christianity. I personally disagree. Now, I knew Matt was Catholic prior to reading. But I didn't gather from the title or the blurbs that this book would be a thesis for Roman Catholic living. I had gathered this would be a deserved rebuke of the American, Laodicean church today that is nothing like the Christianity handed down to us from 1st century Christians. Wasn't was I expected, so I'm a bit disappointed.

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Good book, bad recording

Its good until chapter 4, at which point two tracks start playing overtop one another

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Audio is Doubled

Chapter 3 began playing 2 layers of audio. It makes it impossible to listen to.

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Over the top insulting and politicly incorrect !!

Don't read this or listen to it if your offended by someone who won't pat you on your back or unwilling to make you feel good about yourself for doing nothing to earn your salvation. Grace may be unearned and given but we all need to do more then proclam our faith we need to examine ourselves correct our method of worship follow our path and be willing to embrace our shortfalls while we are so willing to rebuke each other while sitting on our throne of judgement. You hit this nail on the head.

I want to thank you Matt I listen to you on Daily wire daily for over a year now. I think your sarcasm, faith, concervatisum, and opinions cause we to self reflect deeper then most who represent the church. Keep on keepin on fine sir.

Lastly, I'm disappointed in the lack of people reviewing and buying this book on the site and know it's because people don't like being challanged. Not so much in their political opinions but more in their faith.

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Want to know more about Christianity?

Long one here, bucks up...

I was born and raised Catholic... well let’s be honest, extremely luke warm Catholic. I think most of us who grew up in the 80’s and beyond grew up Luke warm. It was because of this that when I first hit hardship in my life I went to the East for my philosophy. I even began Yoga, which for a man previously a competitive powerlifter was pretty off the wall.

I am the type of person who likes to really go down the rabbit hole. I read most of what the Dali Lama wrote including the work with Paul Eckman (I think that was his name), the Tao Te Ching, anything by Yogani, and the Bhagavad Gita

It wasn’t till I realized, thanks to a well respected friend, that all of these philosophies lead to the worst kind of hell, emptiness within ones self. My friend reminded me that Christianity gave us companionship through Christ. That he offered the light in that darkness. That helping others could be done through his love and not selfishly to satisfy my ego (yes, this is the depth I went with the eastern stuff).

I went down the Eastern rout using books. This book is an excellent starting book for most American Christian to learn more about their faith.

You will get more out of this book if you are willing to forgo whatever prejudice you may have (or may not realize you have) and search for the TRUTH. If that is you, welcome to the most incredible journey possible in this present existence.

This book will give you the idea of where to buy your hiking boots and which map to follow. You can rest assure that it is correct, because it is unified and has been unified since the days Jesus walked this earth. Everyone who’s disagreed with this philosophy has gone off and done their own thing and somewhere got lost along the way. This book will lead you on the way to the REAL, DIRECT teachings of our Lord, Jesus Christ.

Enjoy

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Chapter 3 has two audio tracks overlaid.

Even with the format error, the book is worth the listen. I hope many others will take the time to hear the message Matt has brought to wake us up.

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Two layers of audio begin to overlap in chapter 3
Good book though so far. just need to fix the audio problem.

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Good Listen.

I don't agree with much of his doctrine, him being Catholic and myself being Baptist. But much of what he says about the state of the contemporary church I'm in agreement. The contemporary church is a worldly mess.

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Offensive, rebuking, convicting....We desperately needed to here this.

There is really so many topics covered in this book. But I feel that he strikes each one so well. And many people might get offended and hurt by this rhetoric. But the real Christians that sit down to read this or put this on in their car will find it to be accurate and necessary. It truly is a wake up call. This book not only highlights the way Christianity is at face value in America honestly, but it really should convict you to be real and read your bible and live it out. Because it doesn’t take much to think and honestly come to the same conclusion that Walsh has written in these pages. It’s just straight up brutal honesty. And it’s at its core a sermon on repentance. It’s exactly what many of us should pick up and read if we’re not going to go straight for our bibles. I strongly recommend reading this literature, it’s well worth the money.

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Audio is broken after chapter 3

In Chapter 3, the audio becomes doubled and two speakers are speaking. The book was really good until then, but afterward, it becomes impossible to understand.

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  • Ossi Seppänen
  • 09-20-22

Informstive

Very good book about how Christian should be in this fallen world . For some people this could be provocative but it should be in s good way when watching from Biblical point of view

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  • andrew bailey
  • 08-10-22

Thought provoking,

Thought provoking
Analytical look at modern Christianity.
In relation to church practice. The lack of passion for God.

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  • Vitalija Kosovaite
  • 02-10-22

A wake up call

The God is not dead and his book is more relevant than ever before. A joy to listen

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  • Tristan Bailey
  • 03-27-20

A radical wakeup!

Outstanding! A true wakeup call for every Christian. Read it! Share it! Spread the word.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-08-21

Better than I expected

Matt hits the bullseye with this book. He accurately describes what is wrong about the church, faith and many Christians today. Definitely an eye opener to my own life. A great book also for the unbelievers who are questioning and in the journey for Truth.

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  • Strayan
  • 09-05-21

Fire and brimstone and cynicism

Given how Walsh eloquently rants with a degree of polished "been there done that" authority of a world-weary, jaded, somewhat bitter old man, you'd be surprised to discover that he is in fact a millenial. In what is a long form version of essentially one of his YouTube shows, which are often morose, neck-deep wades into the worst aspects of modern life making headlines that day, in Church of Cowards he makes largely the same interesting, albeit depressing points, for example: Addressing the uncomfortable truths that mainstream Christians in the USA are at best basically seen as delusional nerds with lousy taste in music and film and at worst pushy scam artists who in a mad rush to be seen as cool by their secular friends essentially become the same flea market traders that Jesus flipped the tables over in the Temple, that the United States of America isn't actually a Christian country, it's a secular country that just happens to have a lot of Christians in it and the tacit admission that without Satan, there would be no reason for Christianity (or technically any other abrahamic religion) to exist.
Church of cowards, once you get past the "preaching" really is a deep dive into the thoughts, feelings and philosophy of a man in his 30's who seems strangely unaware (or upset) that there's usually a perfectly adequate scientific explanation for everything he complains about... and there's nothing quite like a last minute death bed conversion.

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  • mina
  • 08-27-22

Pleasant surprise

I approach The book not knowing that Matt Walsh was a radical Christian and full of scriptural knowledge. I was looking for a spiritual books that will shake me out of my complacency in my walk with Christ but I didn’t expect Matt Walsh to be the one delivering this book. You will not regret buying this book if you are Christian.