b'Death to DeconstructionReclaiming Faithfulness as an Act of RebellionJoshua S. Porter; foreword by John Mark ComerA straightforward, readable, and relatable look at issues that too often derail faithA notherChristianrenouncesthechurchandChrist. FormerChristianmusicstarturnsherbackonfaith. IkissedChristianitygoodbye.Headlinesliketheseare becoming common. It seems like the most popular trend in faith circles lately is to deconstruct, then deconvert.Joshua Porter knows that story from the inside out. He was raised in the tangles of American evangelical Christianity, and thechurchheknewwasconservative,fundamentalist,and politi cized. It feared culture, music, art, Dungeons & Dragons, Harry Potter, and anything else that was slightly suspect. This foundation of dread and fear was full of holes he nearly fell through . . . and out of faith altogether.His story put him on the road to deconversionbut that isnt where he ended up. Despite his years of being surrounded by disaffected former Christians and living large in the punk rock lifestyle, Porter now finds his faith closer to the historic Christian tradition than ever.This book is more than Porters own story. It also invites those who may be in the deconstruction process themselves to consider the perspective of someone who was tempted to leave his faithyet stayed. And it provides theological insight and pastoral support to those who worry that everyone is bailing out on the church.Joshua S. Porter is pastor of teaching and creative vision at Van City Church in Vancouver, Washington. He is also a for-mer member of the experimental art-punk band Showbread, and the author of the novel Punk Rock vs. the Lizard People. Find out more and connect with Joshua at joshuasporter.com.John Mark Comer is pastor of Bridgetown Church in Portland, Oregon, and the author of several books on the church in cul-ture, including God Has a Name and Live No Lies.RELATED TITLESUNIQUE SELLING POINTS Unpacks complicated theological con- 978-0-8254-4734-1$18.99cepts in an engaging narrative style Paperback5.5 x 8.5256 pages Author is a pastor with a Masters inRELIGION / Faithbiblical and theological studies fromKregel PublicationsRights: WorldWestern SeminaryNovember 15, 2022 Perfect for faith leaders wanting A Christian Survival Guide Following Jesus Christ to understand the deconstruction 978-0-8254-4331-2$15.99 978-0-8254-4499-9$24.99 narrative6 www.kregel.com'