Nearly 2,000 years ago, Jesus started a movement that has grown like wildfire throughout the past 20 centuries. Author and pastor Andy Stanley brings to life from Scripture and over 25 years of pastoral experience the irresistible nature of this movement known as the Church.
Stanley identifies some of the key decisions and strategies that helped the church begin by the power of the Holy Spirit many centuries ago and continues to flourish today. He tells many stories of how God is working today to continue the movement of the church through the examples of North Point Community Church in Atlanta, GA.
If you want to know how you can create a movement in your local community that can impact the entire world, Stanley points the way to create irresistible leadership, irresistible environments and an irresistible culture with in your church.
©2012 Andy Stanley (P)2012 Zondervan
so glad I read this and really gave me a great insight into Northpoint church and Andy Stanley: how they think, do things, and why they are constantly growing.
Andy Stanley turns tradition and conventional wisdom on their heads as he lays out his case for creating churches that draw the unchurched. Prepare to be challenged. Prepare to initially disagree. But if you're wise, you'll eventually have to concede that he's thought these things through and that his church is truly achieving its mission.
I really enjoyed reading this book. There was so many wonderful truth, and challenges. When I was done, I wanted to share this book with everyone. Spot on.
This guy is a genius and I love his heart for people. I especially enjoyed the stories about the relationship with his father and all of the ups and downs they experienced.
Andy challenges our norms and is comfortable if we don't want to go there. But he lets us know the consequences.
Andy Stanley lets us see behind the scenes what happens when you try to do great things for God. He talks with candor about the hard stuff as well as the good stuff. And he does so in a manner that is easy to understand in a challenging and engaging. One of the finest books on church life and development that I know of written with candor and refreshing honesty.
I have both and found that listening and reading them together gave me maximum impact, a chance to stop and absorb some material and highlight some passages for further review or discussion with others..
Casting off old steroetypes that inhibit growth and leadership opportunities for newer believers and practical approaches to analyzing what is and isn't working now.
Andy Stanley himself as he relates his story.
It caused much thought about what and how I think about effectivly communicating the love of God to today's society.
Very highly recommended for anyone hoping to make a positiv difference in today's world.
odd is good
YES. so much info and so true. i need to read again.
a totally new way of thinking about the gospel or maybe perhaps its the old way? . . . the way JESUS intended the church to function.
clear clean reading
this is the way God intended his church to be.
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