Book 26 of 5o in my quest to read 50 books in 52 weeks. (2013)
Simple Church (by: Thom Rainer)
Before reading this book I was already a steady reader of Thom’s blog. So, it was a no-brainer when I discovered he had a book. What followed was a glorious trip down common sense lane. Thom is right on track. We can get so busy making “church happen” we forget about the intangibles. The simplicity. The fact that it’s not our busy-ness that grows disciples. It’s our consistent, steady determination as we focus on the small things.
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.
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars.