Sunday, August 23, 2015
Gaining by Losing (Review)
This review is for the book "Gaining by Losing" by J.D. Greear. I have not heard of Greear before, nor his church, Summit Church, even though it's a fairly large church only about an hour from my house. I am definitely intrigued after reading this book, though.
The entire premise of the book is how to gain disciples. Not how to add numbers to your church or baptize the most people in your community (although those are awesome things) but Greear is big on church-planting and being mission-minded. The mission part can either mean crossing the world or hardly leaving your doorstep. Greear gives great examples in this book on how to create disciples from your church and how to spread the gospel by using (and sometimes losing!) your church members.
This book really made sense to me, because we are all called to be disciples. Greear gives plenty of examples in the book of honest doubts he has had and great decisions his church leaders and community have made together. I really enjoyed the book and I would love to go visit this church and see them in action! I believe this book can help bring forth a lot of development in churches.
Thank you to Cross Focused Reviews for a copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.