I didn't learn anything new from this book. Yes, most churches fail now because of the "keep it the way it is" mentality of the older members. The book really only confirmed that churches must move forward in order to survive.
After having gone through difficulties with my own church, this particular book piqued my interest. This is an excellent tool to help you determine whether or not your church is in danger of dying. Not only does it give you danger signals but provides steps to keep your church from dying. Very well written and informative. Highly recommended. Cheryl Long.
Very enlightening. I recommended it to a small church trying to grow and they purchased 4 copies for their leaders to read. Life as a pastor's wife, I have been in many of these small dying churches. Wish we had this book years ago.