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The Unchurched Next Door: Understanding Faith Stages as Keys to Sharing Your Faith

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If You Invite Them, They Will Come. It's true. In a national survey done by author Thom Rainer and his staff, eight out of ten unchurched men and women said they would come to church---if only someone would invite them. When and how is the next big question. Rainer helps you figure out where your neighbors, friends, and coworkers are in their spiritual quest, and how you c ...more
Hardcover, 272 pages
Published September 30th 2003 by Zondervan
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David Amburgey
This brought the different types of people that surround our churches in the neighborhoods and helped to understand what may lie behind the questions and sometimes antagonistic behavior. The fact that not everyone will react with disdain should help us a disciples to know that we don't have to be so afraid to go out there and spread the gospel of Christ. This book is recommended especially to those who wish to start a new outreach ministry or to those who have no idea how people will react. Thom ...more
Chauncey Lattimer
Thom has once again provided an excellent examination of why we are not reaching the "unchurched." Though I understand the difficulties, it would have been even better if more surveys could have been included.

I did have a couple of problems with the book. First, it is hard to understand "church" in this book in any other fashion than a place of meeting/building. Just count how many times a phrase such as "going to church" or "inviting them to church" occurs in the text. My ecclesiology is such y
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Job Dalomba
Nothing surprising here. Rather predictable.
Eves2879
I highly recommend this book to anyone who wants a better grasp of how to go about evangelism today. I feel like this is one of the better books I've read on the subject. It is an easy read and very eye opening.
Michelle Stevens
basicly just about people who have not been saved and how to reach out to them
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Thom Rainer is the president and CEO of LifeWay Christian Resources. Prior to LifeWay, he served at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary for twelve years where he was the founding dean of the Billy Graham School of Missions and Evangelism. He is a 1977 graduate of the University of Alabama and earned his Master of Divinity and Ph.D. degrees from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.

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