Booksneeze Review: Change Your Church For Good

This book is a good synthesis of ideas you could find in many other types of books.  An advantage to this book might be Powell’s creativity in applying these changes to his church.

I had mixed emotions in reading Change Your Church For Good by Brad Powell.  I was excited to learn some new ideas for leading the church, but I was hesitant to read a book of ideas because these types of books often seem to build up the author’s church and the ideas must be sifted through to see if they relate to your ministry context.

Powell’s desire is immediately expressed:  “I believe that the church is the hope of the world…when it’s working right. And therein lies the problem. Most aren’t! (pg. 20)”  This statement was encouraging for me because Powell didn’t write in an angry tone about the church—something many writers are prone to do these days.  He genuinely cares about the church and wants it to be effective.

I thought this book was very long.  Most of the chapters could be condensed and still be effective.  But if a reader is unfamiliar with some of what Powell is writing about, they might find the detail given to be effective.

I didn’t find this book to be extremely helpful in my current situation.  But at worse, this is a good book to have on the shelf and reference as needed.  At best, it could actually speak to a current need and be instrumental in bringing about needed change in a reader’s church.


Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

Posted on January 5, 2011, in BookSneeze and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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