"I love Jesus but hate the church." We hear this kind of talk all the time, but what if it's profoundly mistaken? Rob Bentz challenges readers to rethink this popular--yet ultimately harmful--mentality with a biblical alternative to the church bashing so prevalent in our society today. Drawing on his experience as a pastor, Bentz helps those disenchanted with the local church to rediscover its importance for the Christian life by examining the biblical, theological, and historical reasons why Christians should embrace Gospel-centered community--even when it's hard. With engaging discussion questions at the end of each chapter designed to encourage personal reflection or interactive conversation, this book will help God's people remain committed to one another with grace, forgiveness, and love.