Bitten By a Camel: Leaving Church, Finding God

Bitten By a Camel: Leaving Church, Finding God

Kent Dobson climbed Mount Sinai in search of the God who had eluded him..

Instead he got bitten by a camel.

Dobson was climbing the ladder of Christianity, too: a worship leader, teacher, and ultimately senior pastor of one of the largest and most prominent churches in America. But he was growing disillusioned with the faith, at least inside the shell of organized religion.

One Sunday morning, he preached to his congregation, "I don't know what the word God even means anymore." He soon left the church, but his quest for God became more intense than ever.

In Bitten by a Camel, Dobson deconstructs much of what passes as Christianity, but on the foundation of Jesus and the Bible, he reconstructs a faith that is fulfilling, life-giving, and true-true to himself and true to God. Dobson's message is funny, poignant, and winsome. And it is ultimately, like the message of Jesus himself, hopeful.

Title:Bitten By a Camel: Leaving Church, Finding God
ISBN:9781506417745
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  • Charles Dean

    I think Jennifer read this book in 1 day, after hearing Kent on the Robcast. I've heard Kent tell this story a couple times now in various settings, but it was so good to see how his thoughts have cry...

  • MG

    I think I would put this at the top of the list of those narrative accounts of "I was a good evangelical and discovered much that was wrong." Many of these books have not done well because they come a...

  • dp

    Bitten by a Camel is a poignant and very well written book. Dobson brings up important matters that Christians should wrestle with, and not seek to avoid or quickly dismiss. I personally didn’t enjo...

  • Henk-Jan van der Klis

    Kent Dobson climbed Mount Sinai in search of a sign or spoken word by God. Instead, his arm was bitten by a camel. It led in 2015 to stepping down from megachurch Mars Hill Bible Church, the one that...

  • Tim Beck

    I read this book slowly because there was a lot to chew on. It’s a deconstruction - a journey up to the mountaintop of faith but instead of finding certainty and expected blessing, finding grief and...

  • Steve

    Dobson is an excellent writer. He has a gift for describing a setting, his feelings and thoughts as well as a good dose of humor.The problem I have with his book may be personal. Yes, I'm a theologica...

  • Carrie Anderson

    My first reaction was to give this 3 stars. But I think that was more of an emotional reaction. The book is good and raises good questions, many of which I already wrestle with in my own journey out o...

  • Ginny

    Dobson's life, background, struggles, doubts, faith...resonate with mine. Dobson's life, background, struggles, doubts, faith...resonate with mine. I underlined great thoughts in blue, personal though...

  • Jesse

    This is a wonderful book. Everyone should read it. The author gives an lovely inside loo at his own spiritual journey, and then fills the pages with profound and challenging insights into the world of...

  • Andrew

    This was the first audio book I've ever listened to...so I know there were times that I probably wasn't as focused as I should have been.Either way, Kent Dobson explains - in a much clearer, entertain...