The Purpose Driven Church Book Review: Still Relevant 30 Years On?

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Although The Purpose Driven Church was written by Rick Warren in the mid-nineties, I still include this in my list of recommended books for pastors as I think the church growth materials shared in this book are still very much relevant to our churches today in the 21st century. I read this book at least twenty years ago and we’ve … Read more

The Best Place to Buy Christian Books – And My Reasons Why

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If any of you have been around for a while you’ll know I’m big on reading and learning and growing and for one simple reason: Growing a church congregation first requires the leader to grow. In today’s post I just wanted to show you the best place to buy Christian books. Rather than going to a Christian book store, I’m … Read more

Simple Church by Thom Rainer – The Full Book Review

Simple Church by Thom Rainer – The Full Book Review

Last Update 7th October, 2016. Simple Church: Returning to God’s Process for Making Disciples Authors: Thom S. Rainer & Eric Geiger Lowest Price: Amazon Published: 2011 by B&H Publishing Group Available Formats: Hardback, Paperback, Kindle, Audio Read Customer Reviews: Here What is Simple Church About? From Google’s uncluttered homepage to the clean design of Apple products, simple ideas are changing the world. In Simple … Read more

5 Christian Books That Changed My Life

5 Christian Books that Changed My Life

Last Update 5th October, 2016. What Makes a Good Book ‘Good’? Have you ever picked up a book and lost all track of time? My friends know I’ve enjoyed a book when they borrow it only to find more lines highlighted than not – the main text marred by my feverish scribbles and underlinings. I must confess right now that … Read more

Autopsy of a Deceased Church – The Honest Book Review

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“As many as 100,000 churches in America are showing signs of decline toward death.” In Autopsy of a Deceased Church, Thom Rainer shares ten warning signs of  a dying church that he observed following the ‘autopsies’ of fourteen deceased churches. I found it to be a very sobering book and at at times it got a bit too close for … Read more

Why Men Hate Going to Church Book Review – Is Your Church Man Enough?

Last Update 6th October, 2016. Book: Why Men Hate Going to Church Author: David Murrow Lowest Price Online: Amazon Published by: Thomas Nelson Formats: Hardback, Paperback, Kindle, Audio Read Customer Reviews: Here What this book is about The book starts off with some shocking statistics… For example, did you know the average church in the US is 61% female and 39% male? On any given … Read more

Top 10 Recommended Books for Pastors

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Last Update 8th October, 2016. “Leaders are learners, leaders are readers.” [Tweet this] For the last two years I have committed myself to growing in wisdom and knowledge and I’ve aimed at reading a book a week. To be honest, I haven’t always hit the mark but it’s a habit I highly recommend. You can take a look at Growing Pastors … Read more