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January 30, 2014

This post is a departure from my recent writings. I promise a return tomorrow but before I do I had to share the following observation. God bless.

So I was moving my books to a new place in our building and I started to just read the titles. I happen to have a friend on the phone, Daniel Burns, and the names really started hitting me. Here are the ones that really nailed me.

Here is my list in no particular order:

The Equipping Church – Mallory

Essential Church – Rainer and Rainer

Purpose Drive Church – Warren

When God Builds a Church – Russell

Breakout Church – Rainer

A Church that Flies – Woodruff

The Open Church – Rutz

Emotionally Healthy Church – Scazzero

Church Re-Imagined – Pagitt

Organic Church – Cole

Missional Church – Guder

The Externally Focused Church – Rusaw and Swanson

Doing Church – Venter

The Cruciform Church – Allen

Simple Church – Rainer

Vertical Church –MacDonald

Deep Church – Belcher

That is my list and since I was on the phone with my friend I asked him to send me his list, here they are:

Sticky Church  – Osborne

Why Go to Church -Lornze

Church Planter – Patrick

Comeback Churches – Stetzer

Building a Church of Small Groups – Donahue

The Purpose of the Church and its Ministry – Neibuhr

Transformational Church — Stetzer and Rainer

Aqua Church — Sweet

Taking Your Church to the Next Level — Mcintosh

The U-turn Church —  Harney  and Bower

The Church in Emerging Culture – Sweet, editor

The Church on the Other Side – McClaren

I have tried to eliminate any duplicates. There were not that many.

But wait, what about all of the books on church that we don’t own? If you are a Pastor or Preacher I bet you have a few.

The Church – Dever

The Church – Albi

The Social Church – Wise

Why Church Buildings Matter – Cool

Total Church – Chester and Timmis

Deep & Wide: Creating Churches Unchurched People Love to Attend – Stanley

Why No One Wants to Go To Church Anymore – Schultz and Schultz

Transitioning the Church – Williams

Center Church – Keller

The Coffee Shop that Changed a Church – Parr

Church Zero – Jones

Where Everybody Knows Your Name – Johns, Blanchard and Zdancewicz

Nine Marks of a Healthy Church – Dever

Why Men Hate Going to Church – Murrow

Figuring out the Church – Nichols

The Mission of God’s People – Wright

Church Unique – Mancini

The Church – Kung

Why Our Youth are Leaving Church – Williams

Church Membership – Leeman

Slow Church – Smith and Pattison

Church Greeters 101 – Walker

Everyday Church – Chester and Timmis

Church in the Age of Crisis – White

Half the Church – James

Barefoot Church – Hatmaker

Saving Jesus From the Church – Meyers

Church is a Team Sport – Putman

Cracking Your Church’s Culture Code – Chand

The Church According to Starbucks – McBride

Who Stole My Church? – MacDonald

The Future Church – Allen

The Church Awakening – Swindoll

The Deliberate Church – Dever and Alexander

The Five Start Church – Toler and Nelson

Church 3.0 – Cole

The Just Church – Martin

The Blessed Church – Morris

The Underground Church – Meyers

Church Shift – Adelaja

The Church on Facebook – Rice

What is a Healthy Church – Dever

The Connecting Church 2.0 – Frazee

Rethinking the Church – White

Taking Your Church to the Next Level – McIntosh

The Prayer-Saturated Church – Sacks

The Triumphant Church – Hagin

Growing an Engaged Church – Winseman

Limited Church – Rienow

The Living Church – Stott

Becoming a Contagious Church – Mittleberg

Evangelizing Church – Bliese and Gelder

Sailboat Church – Gray

Church Transfusion – Cole and Helfer

Vintage Church – Driscoll and Breshears

Viral Churches – Stetzer

The Strategically Small Church – O’Brien

The Family-Friendly Church – Fruedenburg and Lawrance

Finding Organic Church – Viola

The Disciple-Making Church – Hull

The Healthy Small Church – Bickers

You stopped reading didn’t you? You moved on? What is my point? I think you get my point.

God bless.

5 Comments leave one →
  1. Bill permalink
    January 30, 2014 10:41 pm

    I’ve only read one on the list – Barefoot Church – Presently I’m reading “The Tangible Kingdom” Halter & Smay

  2. January 31, 2014 9:09 pm

    You are so far behind…..

  3. January 31, 2014 9:09 pm

    and thanks for stopping in and commenting.

  4. Kirsten permalink
    February 4, 2014 6:39 pm

    I think I might write a book called… wait for it…
    “Just do it.”
    not sure it would need chapters…

    • February 4, 2014 6:41 pm

      If this was Facebook I could like that comment…

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