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
This is exactly what the Church needs to hear. Especially congregation leaders. The church is not for the saved...but to reach the not yet saved...going back to the Great Commission. Amen
After 30+ years of ministry, I had already come to many of the conclusions that Andy has reached. hearing his words, his vision and his explanation of these ideas was transformational for me.
I love the message in this book focusing on creating a church for the unchurched. I would love to be a part of a church that took this message to heart and worked toward creating a similar model. It has inspired me to keep trying. Thank you Andy Stanley for placing your heart into your work. Millions will get to know Jesus through your teachings and the people you motivate to step out and make changes that matter.
Great book for church leaders! Unfortunately, the narrator sounds like his sinuses are clogged, and his inflection and emphasis often do not match the content he's reading. The poor performance was very distracting.
Don't put this book down... Not until you've read it from cover to cover at least. The church is in desperate need of change. A changed message? Never! We stand behind Paul and say the cross of Christ is of "first importance." Our message will never change... But our methods should. Andy Stanley lays out some great arguments on what the local church could be. I pray you don't resist new ideas... But embrace them.
A very insightful read for church leaders. Thanks, Andy! My husband and I are more excited than ever to pursue what God is calling us to in our community.
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