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Building a Strategic Church
by David Beer
Publisher:David C Cook / Kingsway
I liked this book more than I expected. Impressed though I am with Rick warren and the book ‘Purpose Driven Church’ I thought David Beer who represents the ‘Purpose Driven’ network in the UK would simply do an anglicized version of the American classic. I was wrong. Beer’s book is quite different and even better for it. The strategy is not so much about method (I wrote about that in the Grove booklet Developing a Strategy for Mission), so much as the outcomes a local church should aim at. So, it is less about Mission Statements and Mission Action Plans, so much as a thorough explanation of all the good aspects of a growing churches life which need to be addressed and applied. With all the stories, biblical references and worthwhile advice, it deserves to become a standard text.
Reviewer: Jim Currin (14/07/07)