I hope it’s on the to-read list for every church leader in North America.
It’s not quite as technical as Stetzer‘s Planting Missional Church’s, less dense and cerebral than Hirsch‘s Forgotten Ways, and a bit more strategic than Cole‘s Organic Church (All of which are excellent books btw).
The multiplying church is an excellent primer on catalyzing church planting movements.
If you’re well-versed in all of this, you might not find too much that’s new other than Roberts’ passion and unique stories. I found that it spoke to me in just the right ways at just the right time in my life right now.
ie. I love the simple burnout deterrence mantra he shares:
1. I am not invincible. I can get sick, sin, and weary.
2. I am not immortal. I am going to die.
3. I am not indispensable. The kingdom keeps going without me.
4. I am not an island. I need friends around me.
Crazy how often I forget these truths.