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Book Review: The Better Pastor


Patrick Lencioni, The Better Pastor: A Fable about Embracing the Role of Leading a Parish (Lighthouse Catholic Publishing, 2016)   I picked up a copy of Patrick Lencioni’s latest book, after attending a short retreat for pastors, where we discussed team building and leadership. Lencioni’s work is widely known and accepted among business leadership enthusiasts, but […]

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Book Review: 7 Practices of Effective Ministry, by Andy Stanley, Reggie Joiner, and Lane Jones


Andy Stanley, Reggie Joiner, and Lane Jones, Seven Practices of Effective Ministry(Multnomah Publishers, Inc., 2004) A pastor friend of mine handed me this book by the North Point team over the weekend, and once I started reading I had trouble putting it down. Don’t let the publishing date dissuade you; the wisdom contained in these pages […]

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Book Review: I am a Church Member, by Thom S. Rainer


Thom S. Rainer, I Am a Church Member: Discovering the Attitude that Makes the Difference (B&H Books, 2013) In this short book (79 pages) Thom S. Rainer, president and CEO of LifeWay Christian resources and author of the more recent Autopsy of a Deceased Church: 12 Ways to Keep Yours Alive (B&H Books, 2014), tackles the the […]

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Book Review: Expositional Preaching, by David R. Helm (9Marks)


David R. Helm, Expositional Preaching: How We Speak God’s Word Today (Crossway Books, 2014) It is the goal of this short book (128 pages) to both define and facilitate the process of creating expositional sermons. The author does not use the term “expositional preaching” to promote any particular style of sermon delivery, but rather as a descriptor of a sermon’s developmental […]

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