Vendor: Moody Publishers
Publication Date: October 03, 2017
Dimensions: 5.44 × 6.38 (inches)
This is a review of the print copy, not the audio book.
In this collection of 24 essays, each addressing one dimension of the church today in North America, Jethani continues to strike a cord. Hitting on topics such as the dangers of ambition, the idol of effectiveness and ever present Evangelical Industrial Complex. With thoughtfulness and wisdom, each chapter will having you nodding in agreement with things you've felt but not been able to express or having to pause and reflect on your own motives and methods. I found that though this is a relatively short book, just over 200 pages, it packs a real punch and cannot be breezed through quickly.
I would highly recommend this book to anyone who is in ministry and needs a refresh and refocus. If you're one a board, read this and consider how you measure your pastor and church's performance. If your a church member, read this and consider the influence the consumer age we live in had shaped your view of ministry and how you view the church and its leadership.