Item description for Simple Church: Returning to God's Process for Making Disciples by Thom S. Rainer & Eric Geiger...
Overview Now in paperback, muti-awarded national hit Simple Church shares a clear message from case studies of 400 North American congregations: Church is done best when it''s kept simple.
The simple revolution is here. From the design of Apple products to Google's uncluttered homepage, simple ideas are changing the world. Now in paperback, multi-awarded #1 national bestseller "Simple Church" guides Christians back to the simple gospel-sharing methods of Jesus. No bells or whistles required. With insights based on case studies of 400 American churches, Thom Rainer and Eric Geiger prove the disciple-making process is often too complex. Simple churches thrive by taking four ideas to heart: Clarity. Movement. Alignment. Focus. " Simple Church" examines each idea, clearly showing why it is time to simplify. This updated trade paper edition includes a new chapter with further insights the authors have gained through hundreds of conversations with church leaders since this landmark book's original release.
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Studio: B&H Books
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9" Width: 5.9" Height: 0.7" Weight: 0.78 lbs.
Release Date Jun 1, 2011
Publisher B&H Books
ISBN 0805447997 ISBN13 9780805447996
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More About Thom S. Rainer & Eric Geiger
Thom S. Rainer is the president and CEO of LifeWay Christian Resources, one of the largest Christian resource companies in the world. Also a respected pastor and researcher, he has written more than twenty books and coauthored the No. 1 best seller Simple Church. Rainer and his wife, Nellie Jo, have three grown sons, several grandchildren, and live in Nashville, Tennessee.
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Reviews - What do customers think about Simple Church (Updated)?
simple product review May 15, 2008
even if you don't agree with everything in the book, it is thought-provoking and challenging to those in church leadership. it appears to be a paradox in many ways--more work equals more results is what we've come to know and expect. the writers challenge us to do concentrated work--few things done better equals better results.
Occam's razor May 12, 2008
This book had a lot of good to say about the streamlining of the church-growing process, However, in my opinion, the authors would have been better served in saving the statistical info for endnotes at the end of each chapter or used the data as part of their appendices at the end of the book. Their endeavoring to weave the info into the body of the hypotheses they were presenting made the reading process more difficult and less streamlined.
Since their stated goal was to make things simple, they should have followed Occam's Razor, which suggests that the simplest solution presented in the simplest manner possible is most likely to be the best solution to any given problem.
Thought-provoking May 2, 2008
Based on actual research data, the authors present a model for ministry and program design and follow-through which emphasizes simplicity, consistency, and follow-through. The key elements in the authors' words are: clarity/movement/alignment/focus
A Professor's and Pastor's Perspective Apr 24, 2008
Simple Church challenged our team greatly to think strategically about all we do and offer as a church. The book gave our leadership team some common language that we still utilize when discussing decisions. The book is an easy read, but is also challenging both personally and corporately to the body of Christ.