This is a great book. Our chairman of deacons used it in a 2-day retreat earlier this year. He's now presenting it to our church members for our Oct-Nov Sunday night study. I'd recommend it to any Christian to help bring a more earnest view to the importance of the each person's role in the church body to bring more honor and glory to our Lord.
This book is spot on with my experience with today's churches. We are failing, as Christ-followers, to properly pass on the baton that has been handed down to us from those first 12 apostles and we are suffering the results. The message of Christ is being 're-framed" to fit society. But history has shown the church to be at its strongest when it runs counter-point to the prevailing thoughts of a society. The Gates of Hell will not prevail!
A wonderful book that delivers the truth of what a church should be. It shatters legalism and postmodernism while reinforcing what true worship is. Swindol takes it down to the necessities of a church and builds from there. Highly recommend to any Christian, as it has greatly helped me understand what is the "right" order of service. Phenomenal book and is one I consider worthy to be on my bookshelf.