Book Review: Who Can Save the Incredible Shrinking Church?, by Frank Page

Review by Owen Strachan | 9Marks Journal: Counseling in the Church | 03.03.2010

Frank Page wants to do nothing less than save struggling, shrinking churches everywhere.

Book Review: The Multiplying Church, by Bob Roberts

Review by Lance Quinn | 9Marks Journal: Counseling in the Church | 03.03.2010

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.

Book Review: Churches that Make a Difference, by Ron Sider, Philip Olson, and Heidi Rolland Unruh

Review by Flynn Cratty | 9Marks Journal: Counseling in the Church | 03.03.2010

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.

Book Review: God’s New Community, by Graham Beynon

Review by Mike Gilbart-Smith | 03.03.2010

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.

Book Review: Window on the World, by Daphne Spraggett

Review by Tim Cantrell | 9Marks Journal: Missions | 03.03.2010

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.

Book Review: The Book on Leadership, by John MacArthur

Review by Owen Strachan | 03.03.2010

This book is a very good resource for pastors seeking a spiritually-focused book on leadership.

Book Review: Where Are All the Brothers?, by Eric Redmond

Review by Tony Carter | 9Marks Journal: Missions | 03.03.2010

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.

Book(s) Review: The Radical Reformission & Confessions of a Reformission Rev, by Mark Driscoll

Review by Mike McKinley | 9Marks Journal: The Emerging Church | 03.03.2010

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.

Book Review: Vibrant Church, by Thom Rainer and Danny Akin

Review by Jonathan Leeman | 9Marks Journal: Young Pastors | 03.03.2010

In short, Vibrant Church provides a very useful tool for strengthening, energizing, and equipping God’s people for the 21st century.

Book Review: Announcing the Kingdom, by Arthur F. Glasser

Review by Robin Weekes | 9Marks Journal: Church & Culture | 03.03.2010

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.

Book Review: unChristian, by Dave Kinnaman and Gabe Lyons

Review by Owen Strachan | 9Marks Journal: Multi-site Churches | 03.03.2010

Does Christianity have am “image problem”?

Book Review: The Heart of Evangelism, by Jerram Barrs

Review by Geoff Chang | 9Marks Journal: Young Pastors | 03.03.2010

This book is a challenge for Christians to thoughtfully, humbly, and graciously engage non-Christians as they seek to share the gospel with the

Book Review: Simple Church, by Thom Rainer and Eric Geiger

Review by Graham Shearer | 9Marks Journal: Young Pastors | 03.03.2010

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.

Book Review: Advanced Strategic Planning, by Aubrey Malphurs

Review by Owen Strachan | 9Marks Journal: Corporate Prayer | 03.03.2010

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.

Book Review: One Church, Many Congregations, by J. Timothy Ahlen and J. V. Thomas

Review by Bobby Jamieson | 9Marks Journal: Multi-site Churches | 03.03.2010

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.