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.
An appeal to pragmatic results in order to justify a practice undermines the authority and sufficiency of Scripture.
This kind of thinking thinking subtly leads us into the futility of dependence on synthetic technique and the idolatry of dependence on self, culture, and business theory.
Like so many before and beside him, Simson believes we need a major reformulation of the church’s life and structure.
It appears that for Scazzero, the evidences of being a true believer are different from those of Scripture.
The church of Christ can survive both bad books and bad reviews. Perhaps in this case, it will have to survive both.
Schwarz’s low view of Scripture is also seen in his desire to place natural observations and research along side of or verifying Scripture.
This remains both the best antidote to a man-centred approach to missions and the best challenge to the Reformed community to have a heart for global evangelism.
Eswine has done us a great service by drawing together so much material on Spurgeon into one place.
Jesus the Evangelist is worth reading and recommending to others. Let me tell you why.