The Christian Atheist - Craig Groeschel

The Christian Atheist

By Craig Groeschel

  • Release Date: 2010-04-06
  • Genre: Christianity
Score: 4.5
From 132 Ratings


Are you putting your whole faith in God but still living as if everything is up to you?

A decade into his successful ministry, Pastor Craig Groeschel realized a painful self-discovery: although he believed in God, he was leading his church as if God didn't exist.

To Christians and non-Christians alike, to the churched and the unchurched, the journey leading up to Groeschel's admission and the journey that follows--from his family and his upbringing to the lackluster and even diametrically opposed expressions of faith he encountered--will look and sound like the story of your own life.

Now the founding and senior pastor of the multi-campus, pace-setting Life.Church, Groeschel's personal journey will help you break down your own barriers between belief and an authentic God-honoring life. He'll guide you to believe in God and believe in His power to help you:

Let go of the shame of your past

Embrace His profound love for you

Believe in the power of prayer

Give up control when life doesn't seem fair

Trust Him with your anxious thoughts

and more!

This book is an invitation for anyone courageous enough to admit their hypocrisy, get honest with God, shed the self-sufficiency, and live a life that truly brings glory to Christ.


  • Amazing

    By Whitspe28
    The author has an anecdote for every point he makes. Never seen that style of writing before. This story is truly convicting and just hits the nail on the head each time. I feel better and am better for reading it. I thank God I found this book
  • Simple Read. Powerful Message.

    By jeremy6922
    When I told my mother-in-law what the title of this book was that I was reading, she seemed puzzled. Why? Because, as she said it, "the title seems like an oxymoron." She is right, and I think that is what Groeschel intended. It is a piece about people who claim Christianity yet lead a life that is opposite of that claim. In my opinion, one of the best thing I take from this book is it reads like a conversation -- one characterized by authenticity and transparency. Groeschel makes no qualms about the fact he has struggled and continues to do so at time with each of the issues presented in the various chapters. Until those who claim Christianity make it a point to live a live completely devoted to Christ -- and be willing to make the hard sacrifices -- we will continue to have a relationship with God that is more like an atheist than a true, born-again Christian.
  • Please read this book!

    By Wolferdafunkdonut
    I lack the words to express how amazing this book is. If you want to connect better with God read this book!!!! I pray you read it.
  • Amazing!!

    By Jacobester
    This book will challenge your walk with The Lord like no other. Talk about a wake up call to start walking day in and day out with Jesus. I truly enjoyed this book and had to purposely put it down to think and chew over Groschel's dialogue. It's worth the money, buy it today and I hope it makes you reflect as much as it did for me.
  • ExtraIncredulordinary

    By mthwdlong
    It deserved a new word it was so good!
  • Eye Opener and Lifestyle Changer

    By Rej2004
    This book was both refreshing and invigorating! The book caused me to take numerous self exams and make changes that glorify God. I often refer to this book when teaching others and it's always received well. God bless Craig Groeschel!
  • Great book

    By Bubba207
    Definitely an eye opener. Caused me to do soul searching so that I could live out what I believed.