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Communicating for a Change Part 2

February 23, 2009

Some more great stuff from Andy Stanley’s book, Communicating for a Change: Next Sunday, somebody’s prodigal son or daughter may slip into the back of your auditorium to give the God thing one last try.  And it could very well be that somewhere in your town there is a mom or dad praying like crazy […]

Book Review: Communicating for a Change Part 1

February 19, 2009

I have been rereading Communicating for a Change by Andy Stanley.  Here are a few points that have been jumping out at me: Pick a point.  Every message should have one central idea, application, insight, or principle that serves as the glue to hold the other parts together.  Take time to reduce your one point […]

The Unchurched Next Door Part 2

February 16, 2009

In chapter 1 of The Unchurched Next Door, Thom Rainer says that evangelism begins with God.  We must remember that reaching the unchurched is spiritual warfare and Satan will oppose us.  He suggests to begin that you answer eight questions.  Here are three that jumped out at me: How is your prayer life? How is […]

The Unchurched Next Door part 1

February 7, 2009

  I recently stumbled upon a copy of The Unchurched Next Door by Thom S. Rainer in thrift store and picked it up.  The title grabbed me and so far the book hasn’t let go.  The introduction explains that the research team interviewed 306 people from all 50 states and Canada.  There were many surprises […]

Book Review: The Dip by Seth Godin

January 8, 2009

In The Dip, Seth Godin helps you to think long-term about quitting.  He rejects the notion that winners never quit and quitters never win.  Whether it’s a ministry, a business, or a relationship, we have all gone through dips.  “Dips are the long slogs between starting and stopping.”  Most ventures have high rewards at the beginning, but then […]

Book Review: Divine Obsession by Rob Hensser (2006)

December 22, 2008

Title:  Divine Obsession  ISBN:  9780739468692 Author:  Rob Hensser About the author:  He is the director of “the Construct,” a discipleship and mentoring community for youth, and a member of the executive leadership team of YWAM (Youth with a Mission) in Melbourne, Australia.  He spends 26 weeks a year speaking to groups of young from all […]