Book of Mystical Chapters

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This compilation of writings from the Orthodox fathers of early Christianity is broken into the theological categories of theoretikos, praktikos, gnostikos – the knowledge, practice, and mystery of the Christian faith. Incredible proverbial writings and excerpts long since abandoned for the modern church. This takes a level of learning to guard against and lean into the challenges of super spiritual … Read More

Outliers

dougburrier Beyond Discipleship

Gladwell takes us on an intellectual journey through the world of “outliers”–the best and the brightest, the most famous and the most successful. He asks the question: what makes high-achievers different? His answer is that we pay too much attention to what successful people are like, and too little attention to where they are from: that is, their culture, their … Read More

Breakout Churches

dougburrier Beyond Discipleship, Discipleship 3

A Christian version of Good to Great. Breakout Churches looks at the characteristics that make a good church go to a great church. Tremendous read using well researched and presented examples. This is a book that you will reread.

Well Intentioned Dragons

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Shelly explores from practical experience those people who seem to be doing something great for God, and think they are, while they are derailing ministry and others. A powerful, short book.

Pagan Christianity

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This book is so edgy that it has a disclaimer from the publisher in the opening pages. Pagan Christianity Biblically challenges so much of what the modern church practices and preaches from clergy to ritual. A definite read to open our eyes to doing ministry God’s way and not man’s way.

Deep and Wide

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A mega church book that tracks the development of Northpoint Church and ministries that is equally powerful for all churches and ministries. It celebrates the ability to go deep with large numbers of people and challenges the reader to dream big. Great ideas and inspiration for ministry development.

The Great Omission

dougburrier Discipleship 3

Though focused on missions, the message of this book applies to all ministry work and development. We should be able to train and release the ministry to those who are there and those that will come. Steve has done this. A short but powerful book.