Book Review: There is Hope For Your Church

Posted: September 11, 2012 in Uncategorized

Book: There is Hope For Your Church: First Steps to Restoring Health and Growth

Author: Gary L McIntosh

Publisher: Baker Books 2012

 

“Your church’s bright future starts now. It’s easy to feel discouraged by shrinking attendance and slow spiritual growth in your church. But the first step to turning things around is hope. God can and does restore churches to new life, even as he restores individuals. Church health expert Gary McIntosh offers you real hope by showing you the first things you need to do to make a new start for your church. The street-smart ideas and step-by-step instructions found in this book are ones that you can put to use immediately in your church to bring about solid growth and renewed hope for the future.– Back cover
We live in a world filled with unrest, and in churches that are seen as irrelevant in a world that is becoming more secular. There are however still leaders in the church and people in the pews. How do we begin to dream about a future instead of walking a death march to the grave? This book contains a wealth of knowledge for our shrinking congregation. It first tells us that we are not alone in the struggle, there are many other congregations just like ours who are hurting and lost. The author challenges us to take hold of our churches and instead of seeing hopelessness to once again see hope.
4/5

This was a very positive book, it contains some case studies to delve into but most of all, it challenges the reader to take charge of the situation.

Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Books and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc. 
Available at your favourite bookseller from Baker Books.

 

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