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Deep & Wide: Creating Churches Unchurched People Love to Attend | [Andy Stanley]

Deep & Wide: Creating Churches Unchurched People Love to Attend

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.
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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.

Download the accompanying reference guide.

©2012 Andy Stanley (P)2012 Zondervan

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    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    Having heard Andy Stanley speak it is a little awkward listening to Tom Parks.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Andy Stanley? Why or why not?

    Yes, Andy Stanley is a good writer.


    How could the performance have been better?

    Have Andy Stanley read the book.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Mario 05-03-14
    Mario 05-03-14 Member Since 2012

    Pastor of an international church in Jakarta

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    "Pastoring a church is a lot of work"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes. There are many things about pastoring that are not taught in a seminary. This audiobook illuminates some of those things.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    MeliDe Atlanta, GA 09-25-13
    MeliDe Atlanta, GA 09-25-13 Member Since 2015
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    What did you like best about this story?

    I liked hearing how Stanley arrived at God's will for his life, how he related how he, his wife, and his church went through to arrive at a place that is bringing glory to God and leading many people into a growing relationship with Jesus.


    What three words best describe Tom Parks’s voice?

    Not Andy Stanley


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I laughed, I cried, I thought deeply.


    Any additional comments?

    I wish Andy Stanley had read the book because I kept having to translate his voice into the story.

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    Brien 07-25-13
    Brien 07-25-13
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    "A Must Read For Church Leaders!!!"
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    Andy's insights into church structure are brilliant. While his model of doing church is not for everyone, this process to discovering/deciding the model is for anyone. It's a must read for any church leader.

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    Ben Eau Claire, WI, USA 07-19-13
    Ben Eau Claire, WI, USA 07-19-13 Member Since 2002
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    What did you love best about Deep & Wide?

    This book would serve as a great resource for any church leader. In general, there are many life lessens to take away from this book. As with most books, there will be parts that may not be applicable to everyone's situation. However, you will not regret the time spent listening. This, like many good books, was compelling to the point that I subsquently bought the print copy so that I could go back and study it in depth! Enjoy.


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    Kyle Sunnyvale, TX, United States 03-18-13
    Kyle Sunnyvale, TX, United States 03-18-13
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Deep & Wide to be better than the print version?

    It is a very easy listen. Nice to be able to listen in the car.


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    Eric Browntown, WI, United States 02-19-13
    Eric Browntown, WI, United States 02-19-13 Member Since 2015
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Deep & Wide to be better than the print version?

    I found the audible version to be a convenient way to go through the book and have additionally picked up a print version that is helpful for referencing and reviewing areas. While I can bookmark areas on the audible copy, it gets difficult to see charts and other appendices right away. I listen on my phone while I drive.


    What does Tom Parks bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    The book is a personal look at ministry and methods and listening to it brings that personal touch to the experience.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    I was in tears at the end when Andy shared a story of the work of a teenage volunteer leader in a younger child's life because of similar experiences. I took it to our children's ministry leader right away and said "you are having an impact. Keep it up."


    Any additional comments?

    Yesterday was discussing the book with a lay leader at another church and she said it was the most moving book she's read in a very long time.

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    "Great perspective"

    Good read for anyone who has been in the Church for a while. Gives you perspective. This book will help you to understand the purpose of the church.

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    Matt Lind Lake Stevens, WA United States 04-07-15
    Matt Lind Lake Stevens, WA United States 04-07-15 Member Since 2015
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    "what a great book"

    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.

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    Stephen Hinkle 04-03-15
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    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.

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