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The church becomes more divided each day.

Many seek reassurance or perceived unity by creating doctrinal statements, but that misses the point. Doctrine is necessary, but it is not the solution.

In his new book Until Unity, New York Times best-selling author Francis Chan tells listeners that the real problem is shallow or even nonexistent love for each other. Do we truly understand the gospel? Do we believe in the miracle of the Holy Spirit in us? As believers, Christians are supposed to yield the fruit of supernatural love for one another. Instead, we allow jealousy and selfish ambition to prevail.

God hates this division between his children - and our indifference to it. He has provided the solution to the church through gifting of leaders to equip his people in a way that leads to “unity of the faith” - but not at the expense of truth or holiness. Believers have done a poor job at this, but we can hear the call and be “eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace” (Ephesians 4:3).

Although the Bible commands unity, some will resist these unifying efforts. We see it every day. We have to hate sin, love truth, and pursue unity for the church. This is messy, but no matter what, Christians must give everything they have to the pursuit of a unified, restored Bride.

©2021 Francis Chan (P)2021 David C. Cook

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Worth the listen/read.

Still chewing on it. Still praying on it. Very intense information that spoke to exactly my current struggles. Im overwhelmed by conviction and thankful for the bravery of the author to take a hard stand on a topic that will undoubtedly bring forth criticism. I have so much love for Chan. This book is, in my opinion, unapologetically different than his previous books. It’s bolder and written with so much transparency. I love that he used so much scripture. There are portions I’m pouring over a few more times.

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Good message Not so good performance

This is an important topic, but it's very hard to listen to. I feel like I'm being yelled at all the time. The author is passionate, for sure. The message is good but the very loud "shouting at you" performance makes it almost impossible to listen to. Probably better read than listened to. A disappointment.

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So important, so relevant

I feel my heart moving and the spirit moving when I read this book. I’m challenged and brought to my knees in prayer. Prayer for the church our community, and in my home wife my wife and kids. Thank you for your heart Francis. Thank you for your humility. God bless

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wow! so convicting!

this book will convict you and help you understand the heart of Jesus for the church!

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Challenging & Stretching

With his usual love and passion, Chan takes serious and thoughtful wrestling with the Scriptural commands of our call to unity (oneness) with God and with other believers despite our theological differences.

As someone who regularly talks about unity, and very familiar with the passages, this book Personally pushed and expanded my understanding, and I praise God for it!

Definitely worth reading.

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I’ve read all the other books he has written. This one is not the great. I would not spend the time on it.

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Good but fell short

While the author shared so many good, encouraging and truthful things, this fell short for me. He repeatedly switched from promoting unity to rejecting anyone who didn’t believe in his interpretation of scripture/what it is to be a true Christian, which made the message confusing.

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Until Unity, a Work in Progress

It is a priority with the Lord, and a priority with Francis Chan.
Not all of Francis' understanding align with my own, but that does not lessen the value of the pursuit.
May all children of God blend their efforts to provide this world a testimony, that cannot be dismissed.
Whether it accomplishes the priority of Christ is in God's hands. May we at least be found endeavoring to keep the unity of the spirit in the bond of peace. Ephesians. 4:3

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The Church needs this message NOW

Wonderful explanation of the potential of the church. Inspiring descriptions of examples of unity in ther present and past church.

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Very eye opening!!!

This book helps me in my belief in what God is saying!! Huge blessing, Amen !!!

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  • 03-16-22

Speaks a rare Truth

More books like this are needed in the kingdom now. Clearly shares God's will by using scripture and addresses a very important aspect of God's will.

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  • 09-18-21

Exceptional

Deep! Captivating! Unifying! This book was definitely written by the Holy Spirit. A must read.

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  • 06-21-21

Praise God! Excellent Book! Must read!!!

Praise God for the work of God in Francis Chan, it has been a pleasure reading Until Unity, I have enjoyed every minute of it, and I am planning to listen to it again, it has broaden my mind and really stretched me in my thinking and every day life, I have found myself faced to mirrors, showing me my true colours.
Do you wanna Change and see change, read this book.

God Bless you Brother.

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  • 06-04-21

Superb. Glory to God!

This book will be always on my shelf as a constant reminder of the importance of unity in the Church. I am now too, passionate for this message to be shared with those I love in the Church and I am more motivated than ever to Love God and others with the Holy spirit and following after Jesus example in our Father's word becoming Love. Thank you Francis.

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  • Dan Yates
  • 05-26-21

Game changing

Honest, simple and powerful. Francis conveys these fundamental Biblical truths in an inspiring and easy to understand way.

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  • 05-15-21

There should only be one Church !

A passionate call for unity from the likeable Francis Chan.

In the beginning there was one church, a thousand years later it divided into East and West. 500 years later The West divided into Catholic and Protestant and since then the Protestant Church has divided every 5 minutes (not literally!).

I've discovered the beauty of the Eastern Church via Audible books by Frederica Mathewes-Green among others and long for a return to the days before 1054 when there was one official church. In those times doctrinal disputes were dealt with by councils such as Nicaea, Chalcedon and Constantinople.

I'm with Francis on this and as he says it's a major issue...we've just got used to division and have stopped believing unity is possible.

Definitely recommend this book and also anything by Frederica Mathewes-Green

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  • 06-09-21

I can hear God's heartbeat in every chapter!

Oh, that we would all heed the call to step up into maturity! This book will call you to deeper fellowship with God and with Christ's body, and it may look different to what you have imagined.

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  • 05-10-22

Great content let down by the recording

Great content, but unfortunately the recording sounds like it was done over Zoom with a sore throat, making it much harder to listen to. I've actually decided to finish the book by reading it instead of listening because of this.