"This is not a `how to plant missionary congregations' book, nor is it a theological treatise on church planting. Rather it is a resource for leaders who recognize the movement of the Spirit in our midst, are committed to planting congregations, and are open to revisiting the theological, theoretical, and historical claims for church planting."
Evangelical Missions Quarterly
"This book provides original scholarship for missional church planting, and thus contributes fresh insights to the missional church conversation, as well as to the increasing literature on church planting. Together, these essays present a diverse, but cohesive story of missionary church planting in the power of the Spirit for our time."
Sharing the Practice
"If you are interested in church planting either as a venture of your own or because you believe the church should reproduce itself then you should read this book."
"This text contributes much to the growing understanding of what it means to be missional in North America. Building on the work of Ed Stetzer, Aubrey Malphurs, and Leslie Newbigin, et al., Dreier expands the conversation of church planting into missional identity. In nine chapters divided into three sections the authors provide a theological framework, a pneumatological perspective, and a contemporary expression of the missional church movement. . . . I recommend the use of this book in churches, church planting agencies, Bible colleges, seminaries and universities. The use of multiple authors provides varying perspectives, a wealth of experience in church planting, and fresh strategies for missional communities."
George R. Hunsberger
-- Western Theological Seminary
"Finally -- the absolutely necessary conversation between missional theology, church planting, and the divine agency of the Holy Spirit! Those who plant new churches, or facilitate those plantings, or educate and mentor planters, dare not miss a careful reading of this fresh articulation of what is happening as the Spirit births new churches and what that means."
-- Princeton Theological Seminary
"Missional theology seeks to center every theological discipline on the missional vocation of the church as an outworking of the missionary nature and action of the triune God. This collection of essays addresses the theology and work of the Holy Spirit in the formation of witnessing congregations. It should be welcomed as a constructive resource for a much-needed missional pneumatology."
"The greatest strength of this book is its development of neglected themes. . . . The book is a needed contribution to the missional church discussion, and pastors and church-planters will find it a helpful resource."