I picked this book out because it seemed interesting. However, I have really been struggling to get through it. I have made it about 1/2 way through and just can’t go any further. It’s an interesting concept – young man is made head pastor in a thriving mega-church (which my church is NOT), and tries to look at ways to grow the church. His theory is that we have gotten away from the Gospel and that we need to focus on the words of Christ and not be affected by American culture.
I don’t disagree with his theory. I think part of my problem is the fact that it was sooo hard to relate. My church is small (1200 families 25/75 split between Hispanic and English), and we have never been a “mega” church. I think we have a lot of families who have stopped coming for whatever reason, a number of families who come because it’s expected, and a number of families come because they want to learn and share in the Eucharist.
I am trying to learn more about leadership and how to increase interaction in my church. Maybe this will make more sense to me in a few months, but right now, it’s just too hard for me to get through.
I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review.