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    • Simple Church

    • Returning to God's Process for Making Disciples
    • By: Thom Rainer, Eric Geiger
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 6 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 322
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 246
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 246

    Based on case studies of 400 American churches, authors Thom Rainer and Eric Geiger prove that the process for making disciples has quite often become too complex. Simple churches are thriving, and they are doing so by taking these four ideas to heart: Clarity. Movement. Alignment. Focus. Each idea is examined here, simply showing why it is time to simplify.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Probably the best book I’ve ever listened to.

    • By Rey Sandoval on 03-15-18

    Regular price: $17.49

    • Becoming a Welcoming Church

    • By: Thom S. Rainer
    • Narrated by: George W. Sarris
    • Length: 2 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 7

    Best-selling author, Thom S. Rainer, guides listeners toward a practical framework and game plan for making a difference for those who visit their church to help make churches more hospitable to guests.  

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great help for every church

    • By roger funk on 05-21-18

    Regular price: $17.49

    • Autopsy of a Deceased Church

    • 12 Ways to Keep Yours Alive
    • By: Thom S. Rainer
    • Narrated by: Maurice England
    • Length: 1 hr and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 185
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 160
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 158

    No one wants to see a church die. And yet, far too many churches are dying. For more than 25 years, Dr. Thom Rainer has helped churches grow, reverse the trends of decline, and has autopsied those that have died. From this experience, he has discovered 12 consistent themes among those churches that have died. Yet, it's not gloom and doom because from those 12 themes, lessons on how to keep your church alive have emerged.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Concise and insightful

    • By Chris on 06-30-15

    Regular price: $10.49

    • Who Moved My Pulpit?

    • Leading Change in the Church
    • By: Thom S. Rainer
    • Narrated by: George W. Sarris
    • Length: 3 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 85
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 74
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 76

    Nine out of 10 churches in America are either declining or growing slower than the communities in which they are located. Stated simply, 90 percent of American churches are losing ground in their communities. Change is not an option; it is an urgent need. We don't change our doctrines and biblical foundations, but we do change our methodologies and approaches for this rapidly changing culture.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A good resource in the topic.

    • By Richard Valles on 06-29-18

    Regular price: $15.39

    • I Am a Church Member

    • Discovering the Attitude that Makes the Difference
    • By: Thom R. Rainer
    • Narrated by: Ray Porter
    • Length: 1 hr and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 146
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 130
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 131

    Best-selling author and ministry leader Thom S. Rainer drew an exceptional response when he posted a 500-word declaration about church membership to his daily blog. Thoughtfully expanded to book form, I Am a Church Member begins to remedy the outbreak of inactive or barely committed church members, addressing without apology what is expected of those who join a body of believers.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A must-read for churches

    • By Michael Polk on 01-25-18

    Regular price: $11.89

    • The Millennials

    • Connecting to America's Largest Generation
    • By: Thom S. Rainer, Jess Rainer
    • Narrated by: Ray Porter
    • Length: 7 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 54
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 41
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 41

    At more than 78 million strong, the Millennials - those born between 1980 and 2000 - have surpassed the Boomers as the larger and more influential generation in America. Now, as its members begin to reach adulthood, where the traits of a generation really take shape, best-selling research author Thom Rainer (Simple Church) and his son Jess (a Millennial born in 1985) present the first major investigative work on Millennials from a Christian worldview perspective.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • 5 years from publish date makes this unfortunately out of date when discussing millennials.

    • By Ryan G. Reeves on 09-15-16

    Regular price: $18.89

    • The Unchurched Next Door

    • Understanding Faith Stages as Keys to Sharing Your Faith
    • By: Thom S. Rainer
    • Narrated by: Don Reed
    • Length: 7 hrs
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15

    This Silver Medallion Book award-winning national interview survey of unchurched people sheds insight on who the unchurched next door are, what objections they raise, and how to connect with them, taking into account their various faith stages, based on the Rainer scale with rankings from U5 to U1.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent Read and Study

    • By MS. CYNTHIA J. CARTER on 07-25-16

    Regular price: $21.67

    • I Will

    • Nine Habits of the Outwardly Focused Christian
    • By: Thom S. Rainer
    • Narrated by: George W. Sarris
    • Length: 3 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 54
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 45
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 48

    Could you be the answer to the problems you see? Every day we are faced with the needs of those around us. Emotional. Physical. Spiritual. What are we to do about it? Are these problems for our pastors to address, or is there a way for the church member to make an impact that will last?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Book for all Christians.

    • By Judy on 04-05-18

    Regular price: $13.29

    • Breakout Churches

    • Discover How to Make the Leap
    • By: Thom S. Rainer
    • Narrated by: Don Reed
    • Length: 5 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 29
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 16

    In Thom Rainer's latest book, he sets out to discover how churches that were once healthy but had stagnated in growth have broken out to become great churches impacting lives and entire communities.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Desiring to be a breakout leader!

    • By JerryMayfield on 05-11-18

    Regular price: $21.67

    • Transformational Church

    • Creating a New Scorecard for Congregations
    • By: Thom Rainer, Ed Stetzer
    • Narrated by: John Lescault
    • Length: 7 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 43
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28

    Churches committed to following Christ's example want this world changed for the sake of eternity. While the supernatural piece of making that happen goes without saying, how does a body of believers do its part to be in that "sweet spot" where true spiritual transformation occurs?

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great Content Bad Narrator

    • By ajglenn1822 on 12-14-17

    Regular price: $17.49

    • The Unexpected Journey

    • Conversations with People Who Turned from Other Beliefs to Jesus
    • By: Thom S. Rainer
    • Narrated by: Don Reed
    • Length: 5 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 10

    A narrative interview story of how a dozen people moved from various forms of spirituality to come to Christ as Lord. Listen in on the interviews of individuals who had been part of Mormonism, Judaism, Hinduism, atheism, Jehovahs Witnesses, Wicca, agnosticism, Buddhism, Islam, Unitarianism, new ageism, and Satanism.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Capture the Heart of Christianity

    • By Justin D. Kearns on 07-13-18

    Regular price: $21.67

    • Surprising Insights from the Unchurched

    • By: Thom Rainer
    • Narrated by: Don Reed
    • Length: 6 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 23
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14

    This first-of-its-kind comprehensive study of the formerly unchurched explodes some common myths as to what it takes to reach people. It also provides insight into how the Christian church can develop effective approaches for reaching the growing number of unchurched in North America.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Missed Group Speaks Out

    • By Aaron on 11-13-17

    Regular price: $21.67

    • Essential Church?

    • Reclaiming a Generation of Dropouts
    • By: Thom Rainer
    • Narrated by: Erik Synnestvedt
    • Length: 7 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17

    Why do so many young adults (18 to 22) leave the church, and what will it take to bring them back? This important question is examined and duly answered in Essential Church?, a follow-up to Thom S. Rainer's best-selling Simple Church and cowritten with his son, research expert Sam Rainer.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An Essential Book For Essential Churches

    • By Justin on 03-12-09

    Regular price: $16.98