The church as it is frequently practiced tends to perpetuate cultural isolation rather than offering an alternative to it. With the help of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Myles Werntz shows how reframing familiar practices can shift the church away from isolation and toward community.It is no secret that isolation is one of the key ailments of our age. But less explored is the way the church as it is frequently practiced contributes to this isolation instead of offering an alternative. With the help of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, this book argues for a renewed vision of the church community as a theological therapy to cultural, moral, and sociological isolation. It offers an account of how familiar church practices, such as Scripture reading, worship, prayer, and eating, contribute to community formation in the body of Christ.