"This book is a 'must read' for all clergy and lay leaders in the twenty-first century. Anthony Robinson offers rare gifts -- the honed observations of an experienced pastor, gracious humility and honest repentance for his own mistakes, a keen comprehension of the massive changes in our society, and urgent challenges for churches to be biblically transformed into missional communities. These are gems your church needs."
Ben Campbell Johnson
"Too many mainline congregations operate on old assumptions about their role in today's world. Robinson, a pastor, has worked his way through these misperceptions to new goals of ministry. He calls us back to the purpose of the church -- the transformation of life -- and he gives practical, workable approaches for making the necessary shifts. Every mainline pastor should read and utilize the insights of this book."
E. Stanley Ott
"An excellent compass giving direction to transforming the culture of mainline congregations in our postmodern world. Robinson here offers genuine hope to mainline churches. I want every leader in my congregation to read this outstanding guidebook."
"Journeyman relief pitcher Dan Quisenberry once announced, 'I have seen the future, and it's much like the present, only longer.' This is a book for church leaders who suspect that that's not true for mainline Protestant congregations. Few will agree with everything Tony Robinson has to say, but he's given us a wonderful guide to shaping a new future for old congregations."