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The Triumph of Christianity: How the ...

Rodney Stark

Celebrated religious and social historian Rodney Starktraces the extraordinary rise of Christianity through its most pivotal andcontroversial moments to offer fresh perspective on the history of the world'slargest religion. In The Tri...

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Published: Oct 2012

Leading From Horseback: Lost Lessons ...

Jim Cowart

Horses are accustomed to leaders. They want a leader. They expect a leader. A person becomes a leader of horses by making the horse move his or her feet—like the dominant mare in the pasture. She asserts and establishes her position...

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Published: Sep 2018

Influence: Leading like Jesus

Nathan Elms

How did Jesus lead people? This matters because without leadership there is no discipleship --without discipleship there is no church. Discipleship is indispensable. Yet discipleship is often the battlefield upon which religious-cultu...

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Published: Feb 2019

Sticky Leaders: The Secret to Lasting...

Larry Osborne

Most books on innovation make it sound as if success is the end result of a carefully followed recipe. But the simple fact is that when it comes to any new venture, failure is the surest horse to bet on. Respected pastor and author, ...

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Published: Aug 2016

Preaching: Communicating Faith in an ...

Timothy Keller

Pastor, preacher, and New York Times bestselling author of The Songs of Jesus Timothy Keller shares his wisdom on communicating the Christian faith from the pulpit as well as from the coffee shop.Most Christians—including pastors—...

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Published: Dec 2016

Adapt to Thrive

Through stories from real churches and real people, Adapt to Thrive offers an engaging metaphor for the adaptive development of God's creation. This call to action reveals how your church must identify itself as a unique species, modi...

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Published: Apr 2014

Built on the Rock: The Healthy Congre...

What's the secret to a healthy congregation?In Built on the Rock, author Ted Kober, an expert in Christ-centered reconciliation, offers church leaders and members and effective prescription for building and sustaining healthy congrega...

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Published: Sep 2017

Church in the Inventive Age

Many books seek to predict the future of Christianity, but few help us grasp the opportunities of the current situation and equip us to navigate the present. Doug Pagitt, author, radio host, and pioneering leader, does just that, offe...

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Published: Aug 2014

Clip In: Risking Hospitality in Your ...

When a cyclist clips into the pedals, a huge risk is involved because he or she must learn a new way to achieve balance and momentum. Creating a culture of hospitality within your church involves the same intricate process. Not only d...

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Published: Sep 2014

High Yield: Seven Disciplines of the ...

Just as in the world of agriculture, many variables influence fruitfulness. Leader behaviors are among the most important of those variables. Whether by training or intuition, fruitful leaders develop a set of practices that serve the...

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Published: Oct 2014

Never Trust a Leader Without a Limp: ...

A Unique Life, a Gifted Calling, a Lasting LegacyJohn Wimber is not only revered as the founder of the Vineyard movement but is renowned for his unique ability to capture truth in pithy little phrases. This inspirational collection of...

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Published: Jan 2020

Pastor on Track: Reclaiming Our True ...

So often pastors are defined by external forces, rather than by the essential nature of the pastoral leader as modeled in scripture. Taking positive steps to 'put pastors on track,' author Emanuel Cleaver III draws on his own experie...

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Published: Apr 2014

Preaching in the Inventive Age

What kind of communities are we forming? What story are we telling? How can we tell it more effectively? Pagitt takes on these questions and investigates the goals and roles of preaching in the Inventive Age. From the book:  "I ...

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Published: Aug 2014

The Agile Church: Spirit-Led Innovati...

In today's dynamic cultural environment, churches have to be more than faithful—they have to be agile. That means embracing processes of trial, failure, and adaptation as they form Christian community with new neighbors. And that me...

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Published: Nov 2014

Vital: Churches Changing Communities ...

Jorge Acevedo

What behaviors do highly vital congregations have in common? How can all congregations move toward greater vitality? In Vital, Jorge Acevedo passionately and effectively reveals how Grace Church in Cape Coral, Florida, has developed b...

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Published: Jan 2013

God, Fire & Revival: Supernatural Sce...

John Wesley Adams

This book is a fire-starter! And its fire is contagious! Prayer in the Hebrides was the catalyst for revival, and revival was God’s catalyst for community transformation. Historic revivals have always had sizeable transformational i...

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Published: Mar 2016

Rogue Leadership

Andy Albertini

Change is not a constant!The velocity of change in our world is growing at an exponential rate, making it a variable. Rogue Leadership looks at the Biblical narrative of Nehemiah’s change management.Ancient wisdom to help you becom...

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Published: Jul 2019

Why bother with church?

Sam Allberry

The church has an image problem. It is widely viewed in the world at large as being outdated, boring, irrelevant and filled with backbiting hypocrites. How different that picture is to how the Bible talks about the new family that ...

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Published: Mar 2016

A Conservative Christian Declaration

Scott Aniol

This declaration reaffirms a historic commitment to fully orbed conservative Christianity. The authors believe in transcendent, absolute principles of truth, goodness, and beauty; they are confident that such principles are knowable; ...

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Published: Sep 2014

Reviving the Black Church: New Life f...

Thabiti Anyabwile

Is the Black Church dying? The picture is mixed and there are many challenges. The church needs spiritual revival. But reviving and strengthening the Black Church will require great wisdom and courage.  Reviving the Black Church c...

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Published: Oct 2015

The New Adapters: Shaping Ideas to Fi...

Jacob Armstong

Learn how new and young pastors from across the country are translating eight time-tested principles of church leadership. Adam Hamilton and Mike Slaughter introduce each principle and discuss its importance in their ministries. Autho...

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Published: Apr 2015

On the Happy Life: St. Augustine's Ca...

Saint Augustine

A fresh, new translation of Augustine’s inaugural work as a Christian convert The first four works written by St. Augustine of Hippo after his conversion to Christianity are the “Cassiciacum dialogues,” which have influenced pro...

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Published: Jun 2019

Churchless: Understanding Today's Unc...

George Barna

Churchless people are all around us: among our closest loved ones, at our workplaces, in our neighborhoods. And more and more, they are becoming the norm: The number of churchless adults in the US has grown by nearly one-third in the ...

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Published: Sep 2016

To Light a Fire on the Earth: Proclai...

Robert Barron

The highly anticipated follow-up to Bishop Robert Barron's hugely successful Catholicism: A Journey to the FaithAs secularism gains influence, and increasing numbers see religion as dull and backward, Robert Barron wants to illuminate...

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Published: Nov 2019

Soulprint: Discovering Your Divine De...

Mark Batterson

There never has been and never will be anyone like you. But that isn't a testament to you. It's a testament to the God who created you. The problem? Few people discover the God-given identity that makes them unlike anyone else. Mark B...

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Published: Jan 2011

Four Views on the Spectrum of Evangel...

Kevin Bauder

Four Views on the Spectrum of Evangelicalism compares and contrasts four distinct positions on the current fundamentalist-evangelical spectrum in light of the history of American fundamentalism and evangelicalism. The contributors eac...

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Published: Sep 2011

The Honest Guide to Church Planting: ...

Tom Bennardo

Church planting has become a cottage industry. National conferences, hip planting organizations, and all-in-one resource kits celebrate the thrill of pioneering a church and inspire visions of glorious victories. Yet few who respond t...

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Published: Aug 2019

Marks of a Movement: What the Church ...

Winfield Bevins

Marks of a Movement calls us back to the disciple-making mandate of the church through the timeless wisdom of John Wesley and the Methodist movement. With a love for history and a passion for today's church, Winfield helps us reimagin...

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Published: Aug 2019

Teams That Thrive: Five Disciplines o...

Warren Bird Ph. D.

It's increasingly clear that leadership should be shared―for the good of any organization and for the good of the leader. Many churches have begun to share key leadership duties, but don't know how to take their leadership team to t...

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Published: Apr 2015

Mending a Fractured Church: How to Se...

M. Bird

What does it really mean for the church to have unity?When Jesus prayed for his followers to be one, he prayed that this unity would demonstrate the truth of his claims to an unbelieving world. Sadly, the world often sees a church tha...

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Published: Nov 2015
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