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I really appreciated this book. It would be hard to say that I enjoyed it because it was a frank and honest look at what is so often the challenge in our churches, namely us. The authors do a great job of naming and describing the common problems is churches that are declining, then, at the end, they link it all to one true common factor (which I won't give away). Besides naming the challenges they also suggest some practical steps to help overcome these challenges which makes the book practical ...more
This is a wonderfully informative, helpful, and concise book for all leaders in the local church (both clergy and laity alike). So many church leadership books leave me telling myself, "Well, that sounds nice, but it's not even remotely applicable to my congregation/situation." Not so with 10 Temptations. Regardless of where you are in ministry the discussion and advice contained in this book is entertaining, thought-provoking, and totally implementable. If you care about your church, read this ...more
Good book with some thoughtful observations pertaining to faith communities. It had a balance between the challenges of the larger church and smaller church, which was helpful. It it not a "how do book," but one that invites you to look at some of the practices of your specific setting and see how they might be leading to decline.
Sometimes I think if you've read one book about churches you've read them all, and that is mostly true with this book as well. I did not have anything brought to my attention with this book that I have not heard before. The author has good suggestions for overcoming these challenges, but it wasn't new for me.
One of the clearest, most easy-to-read church leadership books I've read, with sound theology and biblical backing for the easy-to-understand principles presented. Add real-life examples to that, and it's really a fabulous find. Looking forward to having my whole leadership team read this.