Autopsy of a Deceased Church: 12 Ways to Keep Yours Alive  -     By: Thom S. Rainer
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Autopsy of a Deceased Church: 12 Ways to Keep Yours Alive

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No one wants to see a church die. And yet, far too many churches are dying. For more than twenty-five years, Dr. Thom Rainer has helped churches grow, reverse the trends of decline, and has autopsied those that have died. From this experience, he has discovered twelve consistent themes among those churches that have died. Yet, it's not gloom and doom because from those twelve themes, lessons on how to keep your church alive have emerged.

Whether your church is vibrant or dying, whether you are a pastor or a church member, Autopsy of a Deceased Church will walk you through the radical paths necessary to keep your church alive to the glory of God and advancement of Christ's Kingdom!

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Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 96
Vendor: B&H Books
Publication Date: 2014
Dimensions: 7.00 X 5.00 X 0.45 (inches)
ISBN: 143368392X
ISBN-13: 9781433683923
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Author Bio

Thom S. Rainer is the president and CEO of LifeWay Christian Resources, one of the largest Christian resource companies in the world. Also a respected pastor and researcher, he has written more than twenty books and coauthored the No. 1 best seller Simple Church. Rainer and his wife, Nellie Jo, have three grown sons, several grandchildren, and live in Nashville, Tennessee.

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  1. Coleman, TX
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    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Very Valuable Book
    October 23, 2014
    Jaho
    Coleman, TX
    Age: 25-34
    Gender: male
    Quality: 5
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    I highly suggest that every minister/church leader should read this book. Thom gives all the important tools to prevent death to your church.
  2. 5 Stars Out Of 5
    Autopsy of a deceased chuech
    October 23, 2014
    A great book
    Meets Expectations: 1
    Good stuff in the book and good advice for every church pastor and leader to be aware of and watchful
  3. 5 Stars Out Of 5
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    October 5, 2014
    Fred Sandefer
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    Though a pastor friend of ours wasn't in total agreement with what this book had to say, I couldn't find anything I disagreed with. Hopefully Dr. Rainer's book will save some churches that are heading down the path to closure and dissolution. Chapters are short, ending with a prayer and questions for the reader to reflect on. It's an easy read and well worth the brief time commitment, especially if your church could fit one of the scenario described in the book. It may even be some "preventative medicine"---to keep a church from starting down such a path.
  4. 5 Stars Out Of 5
    Excellent ideas presented
    October 4, 2014
    CollyKat
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    Short, concise, and insightful, this was just what our church needed to read. I bought the book for myself and thought so highly of it that I bought 10 copies to pass around to church members. After they read it, I kept hearing people say "we need to change", where before they didn't see the need. At the end of each chapter there are questions for thought and a prayerful commitment. This book is an easy read, but very applicable and thought provoking. I highly recommend it to anyone who is part of a struggling church!
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    October 4, 2014
    Ella
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    We are enjoying going through this book in Bible Study, and it is teaching us how to keep our church alive.
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