The Most Loving Place in Town: A Modern Day Parable for the Church
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The Most Loving Place in Town: A Modern Day Parable for the Church

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A moving story, told in Ken Blanchard's appealing parable style, of how a local church can be either a blessing or a curse to their community.

The Most Loving Place in Town is the story of two men, a disillusioned church elder and a gifted young pastor, who recognize that their church has lost sight of its number one priority: loving God and each other. They begin a search,...more
ebook, 160 pages
Published September 30th 2008 by Thomas Nelson Publishers
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Carolyn
A short, clear story that shows how churches can get sidetracked by programs/activity and how they can get back on track. Practical, optimistic, and easy to read. Reminded me of "Who Moved My Cheese?"
Jo Oehrlein
While this book is written as a parable, it's not a very subtle or layered one. In many ways, it would have been better as a more straightforward non-fiction approach to the same issue.

A church in the community is seeing good times -- lots of activities, high attendance, and no money problems. But why does the chair of the admin board get a letter telling him that the church has forgotten his calling? And why does the preacher (who is currently on sabbatical) begin to wrestle with the problem, t...more
John Stark
This parable is a modern illustration of Jesus' command to love one another. It is a really quick read; however, you could spend hours considering the implications creating the most loving place in town would demand.[return]If your struggling with the lack of love in your church then this is an excellent resource to stir thoughtful and meaning conversations (discussion guide included). No greater vision could a church achieve than being the most loving place in town.[return]The book ties in nice...more
Virginia
Loved the way this book was written--clear and concise, yet very readable. I agree with Muff:
'A short, clear story that shows how churches can get sidetracked by programs/activity and how they can get back on track. Practical, optimistic, and easy to read. Reminded me of "Who Moved My Cheese?" '
Debbie
Got this as a gift, an easy read. Think it would be good to go through with a group. Good book - and the Lead Like Jesus material they have is very good!
Adam
Meh...I don't really like parables like this. Just say what you want us to know - disappointed and didn't even finish this book.
Ginny
A good read for church leaders and members on how to be more accepting and attentive to members.
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Blanchard was born in Orange, New Jersey and grew up in New Rochelle, New York.He attended New Rochelle High School, graduating in 1957. He completed a BS degree in government and philosophy at Cornell University in 1961, a MA degree in sociology and counseling at Colgate University in 1963 and a PhD degree in education administration and leadership at Cornell University in 1967. As an undergradua...more
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