Swindoll writes out of wide experience in the church and thorough understanding of the Word, yet admits his own vulnerability at times as he shares personal experiences. I passed on the book to someone else to read just two days after I finished reading it, and it will go to others also.
I strongly believed that this book has been one of the most powerful books pastor Swindoll had ever written. I strongly recommended this book to every pastor, lay leader, teachers and every believer that has a strong passion for the well being of the church.
In the last half century and longer, the Christian church seems to have adopted a worldview that is much like the world in which it exists. At one time, it has been accused of becoming so like the world that one could not tell the difference. Chuck Swindoll challenges the church to return to its roots, to become the church it was intended to be by its Founder, to be salt and light to the world. The sub-title tells it all: "An Urgent Call for Renewal."