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The multiplying church

multiplying church by bob robertsI just finished Bob roberts Jr.‘s The Multiplying Church.

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.

{ 3 comments… add one }

  • Sam. May 8, 2008, 10:15 am

    I’m looking forward to reading this. Not been able to get ahold of it in the UK yet though. I’ve enjoyed his other stuff.

  • Lon May 14, 2008, 8:42 am

    Bob Roberts, just messaged me, and i think we’ll be meeting up when he’s in toronto later this year, cool eh?

  • Sam. May 14, 2008, 8:46 am

    Wow. Nice! I heard him speak at Origins last May (that’s when I first heard about him in fact). I love his passion and drive.

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