Though you may not agree with everything in the book, Andy Stanley will help you to think "outside the box" and to develop your own church strategy/mission. I plan to have my church leaders read this book to stretch their thinking about how we "do" church.
Having read many of Andy's other books, it was good to get a clear picture of what the heart behind NP's programming is. Daring to be different than the previous generation, Andy is reaching people no other church is. The reason? He is reaching people no one else is reaching because he is doing what no one else will do. Love the heart! Learn from someone in the trenches. Thank you Andy! Buy, Read, Digest, and Do!
Loved the book. It really made me stop and think if we are building our churches to minister to the unchurched or not.
I feel that it was written for those in a larger church setting but there were still a lot of thoughts and suggestions that churches of all sizes should HONESTLEY consider. I would recommend this book to anyone interested in ministering to everyone.(churched and unchurched).
I've had my thoughts on how the First Century church leaders would make disciples in today's world, and from what I can tell Andy Stanley has captured that way of life. A lot of times we in church world presuppose "this OR that" when really it is "this AND that". "Deep AND Wide" details how North Point Community Church lives the AND out.