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  1. Autopsy of a Deceased Church: 12 Ways to Keep Yours Alive
    Autopsy of a Deceased Church: 12 Ways to Keep Yours Alive
    Thom S. Rainer
    B&H Books / 2014 / Hardcover
    $5.00 Retail: $12.99 Save 62% ($7.99)
    4.5 Stars Out Of 5 30 Reviews
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  1. 4 Stars Out Of 5
    Good Thoughts
    January 5, 2015
    Mike
    Quality: 4
    Value: 4
    Meets Expectations: 5
    Don't pay attention to Bob's review (the guy that gave one star). The author did NOT say a church died just because it didn't have contemporary music. The author was talking about a man that couldn't move on when so many things changed around him within the church. The author used music as a TINY part of the example in the overall point the author was making. He was making the point that people complain when things change because they act like the church should remain static and never change. The ACTUAL point was that we can get too focused on staying the same instead of focusing on Christ and having the willingness to look past changes in the church and see what is really important.

    Also, obviously this author will put his own views on each church situation about what caused the decline. I didn't read anything I thought was off by much if at all. In fact, he describes my church situation nearly perfectly. Also remember that not all churches suffer the same issues so when he says one guy had an unwillingness to change worship styles he is NOT arguing that newer worship styles are better but it was the unwillingness that was the problem. A great read and I would recommend it to any one in leadership. Glean from it and assess how well it applies to your situation.
  2. 5 Stars Out Of 5
    Powerful and Relevant
    December 19, 2014
    Scott
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    A quick read but not lacking... outstanding work. This is one of those books that should be read over and over as a reminder, even for healthy churches.
  3. 5 Stars Out Of 5
    Atuopsy of a Deceased Church is a winner...
    December 9, 2014
    Vin Smith
    The reason churches die has always been quite simple. Too many members are in love with their church, as opposed to being in love with Jesus. That coldness is transferred to visitors when they arrive. This book examines that in depth.
  4. 5 Stars Out Of 5
    Excellent Autopsy
    December 2, 2014
    Delester Jefferson
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    Great read for all Church Leaders including auxiliary/ministry leaders.
  5. 5 Stars Out Of 5
    Autopsy of a Deceased Church: 12 Ways to Kepp Yours Alive
    December 1, 2014
    Kai
    I am still reading it but from what I can see this book is a good one to follow if you can just get others to listen to the suggestions... If it is God's Will, HE will motivate the people that are left and grow a church that is alive and well... otherwise the church will just be transformed into a social hall of people going through the motions of church and getting more fellowship in eating places.....
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