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

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

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Forget the docile confessions of Sunday liturgy and lay it all bare before God and one another. With wit, grace, and a healthy dose of vulnerability, Molly Baskette shares the story of how her church grew in membership and fellowship through a radical style of confession.

This sequel to Real Good Church features First Church Somerville UCC's counter-cultural practice of public confession of sin—which is the most essential of the 200 turnaround practices in Real Good Church. 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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About the Author

Molly Phinney Baskette is a United Church of Christ pastor and a consultant for the Center for Progressive Renewal. She is a regular contributor to the United Church of Christ's Daily Devotional, and the author of Real Good Church: How Our Church Came Back from the Dead, and Yours Can, Too among other titles. 

Paperback: 224 pages
ISBN 978-0-8298-2030-0