Paperback: 171 pages
Publisher: ANEKO Press (September 1, 2013)
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Alright, let me start by getting the legal stuff out-of-the-way. I was provided a complimentary copy of this title, in order to provide a review.As we see churches growing larger and larger, we should be excited right? I agree with the author of “Dying To Grow”. Larger doesn’t necessarily mean better. If you believe that Church exists to bring the lost to Christ, then church growth is only good growth, when it consists of new converts. If we are only moving from congregation to congregation, then we are not really growing the church. The author expresses a bit of a frustration with Pastors that will make church growth their first priority. That is just not the right way to look at things. Jesus said if he was lifted up that he would draw all men onto himself. Churches should focus on lifting up Christ first. God will take care about the growth. He points out that the growth may not be as fast as pastors may like, but it will be the good growth of lost souls coming to Jesus. Churches need to be intentional about their Gospel focus. What he really lays out in this book is a cultural change. This is an excellent book for a pastor to move his church toward an outward focus for growth. He dispels a lot of myths that pastor may believe about their Churches. He also gives advice on how to approach and deal with people who may not necessarily catch the pastor’s vision. When looking at the ministry of the local church, you have to ask yourself, for what reason does it exist. Does it exist for the benefit for believers, or should it serve as a lighthouse in a lost and dying world? I would agree with the author that the main purpose of the church is to take the gospel to people in desperate need of a Saviour. Churches and Pastors need to be intentional and focused on this goal. This book provides valuable tips and advice to make that cultural change in the local church.
Nathan Lorick writes with a pastor's heart for the local church. His passion is very Pauline in nature and his writing contains that passion very clearly.Evangelism is needed as the forefront of making disciples within the local church. Lorick is not advocating for the removal of church programs or ministries - but is putting his chips in the aspect that evangelism is lacking within those ministries.So much of the local church is generally for the local church and not for those outside the local church. What would happen if that trend reversed and we reached out before we reached in?You'll find not just the answer to that question in Dying to Grow, but you'll also find out why & how that must take place. This book is written for church leaders and ministry leaders and comes delivered from a man who has and is serving on the front lines with you. Lorick isn't a guru who bases everything on research from behind a desk, but has experience and the marks to prove it.The book is an easy read and very clear in presentation. You won't get bogged down in theological jargon, but will find each page worth turning to.Thanks to BookCrash in exchange for an unbiased review. The above opinions are this reader's own thoughts.
What is your church’s priority? Are you more concerned with filling your building or furthering the Kingdom? This book will challenge you to evaluate just how important gospel-based evangelism is to you and your church, and call on you to restore an intentional evangelism strategy within the body. Hell will tremble when churches once again make evangelism the central theme of their strategy.I like how the author relates the dying church to a cancerous situation, we have sat back and let the church slowly die. What can we do to reclaim the church in the book of Acts?That is the question that the author is writing to us about in this book. It's not filling the benches in the church, it comes down to filling the people and their hearts with God's word.It isn't how big a church you have, but how faithful you are in delivering God's word and the gospel to each person.This is a great book for any leader in the church, from pastor to lay leader!
Nathan Lorick has written a great book on evangelism. the subtitle on the cover says it all "Reclaiming the heart for evangelism in the church. As a pastor I am on the look out for resources to motivate my people to go out and make disciples of all nations. I found the right resource right here.This book is all about the heart of the local church to go out and evangelize the lost. This is not a book on the latest fad or strategy.The church has lost its way and has been ingrown for too long, but authors like Lorick has a heart for evangelism and it shows in his writing. You will cheer out loud as you read this book and with the help of God your heart will beat faster for evangelism and your love for God.You can pick up a copy of this book at Dying Reclaiming Heart Evangelism Church ebookI received this book for free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review from bookcrash. I thank them for this book and I highly recommend Dying to Grow by Nathan Lorick
Would encourage everyone to read this - Easy to read - yet deep.Love the way the author points us to Moses and how He was God's great servant - and how God Loved Moses -because he always prayed even for his enemy. Encouraged me to love and pray even for my enemy. Points us back to the basics back to bible and on our knees.
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