There are two kinds of spirituality in our world: One is real. The other is false. Broken: 7 “Christian” Rules That Every Christian Ought to Break as Often as Possible examines these false spiritualities and reveals them as myths—counterfeit “rules” Christians should break as often as possible.


  • Never #1:  The Educated Harlot (Mysticism)

    Never follow a rule that follows your liver, your heart, your pancreas, or any other bodily organ that could conceivably have its mind changed by the shifting of the wind.

  • Never #2:  The Cowardly Warrior (Moralism)

    Never follow a rule that wasn't written in stone a very, very long time ago (doubly so if the grass is only greener on the other side because it's made of plastic).

  • Never #3: The Tyrant Scientist (Rationalism)

    Never follow a rule just because it makes sense (especially if it promises to work because it makes sense [and especially, especially if it either contains the words "spirit-led" or can be entirely explained by a petri dish full of midi-chlorians]).

  • Never #4: The Party-Girl Churchlady (Prosperity)

    Never follow a rule because it benefits you now (and if it mentions "abundance," run screaming from the room).

  • Never #5: The Prince of Salesmen (Pragmatism)

    Never follow a rule that has to start over (again and again … and again …) again.

  • Never #6: Grandma Got Turned into a Werewolf (Werechurch)

    Never follow a rule that doesn't like rules.

  • Never #7: Seven Degrees of You

    Never follow a rule in order to justify yourself. Seriously.



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About the Book

Real Answers. Real Religion. Real Holy Spirituality.

There are only two kinds of spirituality in the world. One is false, and one is true. One is the manifestation of the old evil foe who has sent many false spiritualities out into the world, and the other is the holy spirituality found only in faith in the one true God. One is a lie, and one is real.

But which is which?

Broken: 7 “Christian” Rules That Every Christian Ought to Break as Often as Possible examines seven teachings taught as if they were Christian doctrine, but which are nothing more than the traditions of men.

Author Jonathan Fisk shows how, under the cross of Jesus, you will find that your mind, heart, and hands, your reason, emotions, and sense of mercy, are the very things that our Lord has redeemed. In the resurrection of Jesus, in His fulfillment of the Law, in the essence of His Gospel, in the pure Word of God, you will find the truth.

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About the Author

Rev. Jonathan Fisk

Debut author of Broken: 7 “Christian” Rules That Every Christian Ought to Break as Often as Possible

Jonathan Fisk is a fast-talking, blog-writing, YouTube-channel-hosting, Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod pastor who writes with authority, simplicity, and passion.

In his debut book, Broken: 7 “Christian” Rules That Every Christian Ought to Break as Often as Possible, Fisk makes no apologies as he exposes American Christianity for what it is and where it’s headed. And while he challenges his readers to take a hard look inward and outward, Fisk clearly presents the Gospel—the pure Word of God—as where the truth is ultimately found.

An adult convert from American Evangelicalism, Rev. Fisk serves at Bethany Lutheran Church in Chicago, Illinois, where he lives with his wife, Meridith, and five children.



— Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison, President of LCMS
“Rev. Jonathan Fisk’s book, Broken, is brilliant and exhilarating.  If you know people, young or old, who are burnt out from churches and on the verge of giving up on Christianity (or if you yourself are), get them this book!  Quickly!”
— Gene Edward Veith, Provost & Professor of Literature, Patrick Henry College; author of Spirituality of the Cross
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