I Will! Nine Traits of the Outwardly Focused ChristianThom S. RainerB&H Books / 2015 / Hardcover$5.99 Retail:5 Stars Out Of 5 9 Reviews
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Carol ClowerPilot, VirginiaAge: Over 65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Good Advice/Easy ReadOctober 2, 2017Carol ClowerPilot, VirginiaAge: Over 65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 4Wish every member of our church would read this and follow the suggestions.
Carol D5 Stars Out Of 5Excellent BookFebruary 16, 2016Carol DQuality: 0Value: 0Meets Expectations: 0Our women's group is currently reading this book. It is providing great discussion material and challenging us to wake up from our "me first" attitudes.
Jimmy ReaganLeesville, SCAge: 45-54Gender: male5 Stars Out Of 5A Needed Book!January 29, 2016Jimmy ReaganLeesville, SCAge: 45-54Gender: maleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Heres a needed book for pastors and church members alike. Pastors need to know what church members are really thinking these days. At the same time, church members would do well to recognize how the culture has affected us all and turned us into church consumers who only view church in terms of what benefits it can give. Lost in the shuffle is service, which clearly is a bedrock of Christianity.
Rainer is the perfect author for this subject. Hes been studying churches and pastors for years. He challenges us to break out of the straitjacket of an inward focus. It is, as he writes here, a matter of the will.
As we have shifted to a preference-driven mentality, he diagnoses our real problem: the focus of our worship is not on God. He encourages us to say I will to corporate worship. He also encourages us to grow together with others rather than in isolation. His chapters on serving and going would likely revitalize any church whose members put it in practice. He wonderfully discussed the oft avoided subject of giving too.
The final three chapters on determining not to be a church dropout, avoiding the traps of churchianity, and deciding to make a difference are a challenge to every individual Christian. As a pastor, I wish church members everywhere would read it.
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Elder's Wife5 Stars Out Of 5Need to read "I am a Church Member" first before starting this book!December 8, 2015Elder's WifeQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Excellent! Excellent! Excellent!
This WILL deeply convict your heart!
Recommend everyone to read this book!
It is a call to action. Are you prepared?
Delester Jefferson5 Stars Out Of 5ExcellentOctober 18, 2015Delester JeffersonQuality: 0Value: 0Meets Expectations: 0Excellent Small group or BTU study