Based on my experiences growing up in the Church and wrestling with the flaws of human nature, this short mission statement is a call for Christians to see the Church as Jesus does. No matter how painful relationships can be, we are wired for connection.
“It took me many painful years and countless relational failures before I discovered what you’re about to learn in just ten minutes with this precious eBooklet. Susanne shares a powerful message that should be shared with all.” — Michael K. Reynolds // Award-winning author of the Heirs of Ireland series
“In just a few short pages of sharp, witty, Biblical truths, Susanne Maynes points us to God’s created need in every human: other humans! By design, God made us needy for community, and Susanne shares insightful wisdom that will minister into the craving of every human heart.” — Clem Ferris, ThD // Grace Churches International
“In Created for Community, Susanne Maynes lays out a powerful manifesto that lobbies for your participation in restoring and unifying God’s flock. You’ll be provoked to pondering, stirred within your soul and inspired to engage – to humbly and genuinely connect with others for the sake of others and God.” – Chad Gramling // Blogger & Author
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After You Read It…
If you’ve already read Created for Community, thank you so much! I’ve poured my soul into this little book, and I’m honored that you took the time to read it. I’m interested to know… what did you think?
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“Susanne Maynes is a truly thoughtful writer, who challenges the status quo with insight and clarity. She has come a long way from being my administrative assistant for the Mount Hermon Christian Writers Conference, to a successful writer and blogger and engaged wife and mother. There are always good insights in her posts, and she’s not afraid to tackle tough issues. Her blog is a rich resource.” – David Talbott // Mount Hermon Christian Writers Conference
“Susanne beautifully paints with words the environment God designed for each of us to mature. Created for Community draws you to the foot of the cross, waiting for the Masters next brush stroke. You will enjoy her authenticity and find yourself leaning into the truth that God doesn’t have a plan B.” Kevin Beeson // Pastor
“Susanne is a gifted writer with the ability to create incredible mental pictures of circumstances and situations. Her life is filled with one unique experience after another and she renders herself raw for the sake of her readers. Her love of Jesus is undeniable. You will be challenged and encouraged by each word she writes.” – Ryan King // Worship Pastor
“There is a belief that has been bandied about, a popular one here in our western culture, that we are all just fine by ourselves, independent, “like a rock.” It’s a romantic ideal—and it’s completely wrong. Susanne Maynes, in her terrific short work, shows us we are created for community, and that the church is a place of healing. Is it perfect? No. Can it cause hurt? Of course. But Susanne doesn’t let us off the hook easily—it is only in community that we will find true healing. By offering each other grace and forgiveness, we find the way forward. This book will gently prod you to see the church with brand new eyes.” — Cody Stauffer // Pastor & Blogger
“Susanne shows us the life changing power of the gospel, how out of brokenness healing comes and how out of lostness much can be found. – David Food // Pastor, U.K.
“Created for Community reverberates with courageous compassion! It challenges us to move beyond a superficial existence into a gospel-rooted identity and to thrive in honest, grace-giving, redemptive relationships.” – Moses Latella // Administrative Pastor