Religion - Christian Life
Robert Morris's "The Blessed Church" is a heartfelt attempt at a manual (of sorts) for struggling churches. Centered on the experiences and growing pains Gateway had as their attendance exploded in just a few short years, this book aims to help others through leadership, government, and cultural issues that every church experiences.
I was skeptical going in because I've read a few other books about church growth, being blessed, etc., and my skepticism was confirmed. Not that "The Blessed Church" was bad - it wasn't. It is clear with fairly concise chapters, accessible, and practical. The problem is, it was just the same as most of the other books I've read on the same topic. Nothing about it stood out or made it very original.
That said, I would still recommend it along with some similar books almost solely for the practical advice and common-sense wisdom he offers.
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