Jim & Casper Go to Church: Frank Conversation About Faith, Churches, and Well-meaning Christians by Jim Henderson and Matt Casper (Barna 2007)
Here is a good book that will make you laugh, and make you mad, and make you sad about the state of the church in North America. This book gives a slanted but also a worthwhile and fresh look at the church.
From Publishers Weekly: It could be the pilot script for a sitcom: a pastor hires an atheist to help him critique several Christian churches throughout the United States. For the authors, however, this experiment was no joke. Henderson, a veteran Protestant minister, truly believes that evangelism requires listening to the good, the bad and the ugly about Christianity in order to be a better minister. So he hired Casper, an atheist copywriter and musician, to serve as “fresh eyes” and observe how a variety of Christians engage the Divine through worship.
Read the book; let it disturb you. Listen to the commentary on North American churches. Critique the comments, but do not dismiss them too quickly. Let this book possibly drive you to your knees, but certainly to new thinking and to new actions.