Frank Page wants to do nothing less than save struggling, shrinking churches everywhere.
What he doesn’t do, however, is consider the Bible’s framework for understanding the purposes of the church and mandate for spreading the gospel.
Sider, Olson, and Unruh seem to think that the mission of the church is to do all it can to evangelize, meet people’s needs, and transform society.
For churches that already have an expositional ministry, this book will be richly encouraging because we all struggle to live out being the body of Christ.
I know of no other tool that compares with Window on the World for teaching kids and parents to pray together with God’s heart for the nations.
This book is a very good resource for pastors seeking a spiritually-focused book on leadership.
Once you have read it, give it away. Give it away because a biblical answer to one of these excuses may be the catalyst for calling a wayward sheep home.
Taken together, the two books constitute a clarion call to the evangelical church in America, as it adapts to its marginalized status in post-modern culture.
In short, Vibrant Church provides a very useful tool for strengthening, energizing, and equipping God’s people for the 21st century.
This book’s message that the whole Bible is not just messianic but also missional is a valuable reminder of Jesus’ great promise to all nations.
Does Christianity have am “image problem”?
This book is a challenge for Christians to thoughtfully, humbly, and graciously engage non-Christians as they seek to share the gospel with the
Simple Church is not a bad book. It just strikes me as an unnecessary book. It points church leaders in the wrong direction—statistical research.
I’m not sure if Malphurs’s solution, his strategic planning program, is the cure-all for the church’s various maladies that he conceives it to be.
Rather than criticize the book’s handling of Scripture and understanding of the church, let’s just get to the bottom line: should you read this book? No.