In Church, John Stackhouse takes a candid, witty, and insightful look into more than forty aspects of the church, from money and literacy to membership and renewal. He offers these observations, he says, "as the commendations and provocations of a loyal church member. . . . They are offered in love---and exasperation, and longing, and even a bit of pique at times---in the hopes that the church somewhere, somehow, will be the better for them."