Simple Church by Thom. S. Rainer

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The simple revolution is here. From the design of Apple products to Google's uncluttered homepage, simple ideas are changing the world.

Now in paperback, multi-awarded #1 national bestseller Simple Church guides Christians back to the simple gospel-sharing methods of Jesus. No bells or whistles required. With insights based on case studies of 400 American churches, Thom Rainer and Eric Geiger prove the disciple-making process is often too complex. Simple churches thrive by taking four ideas to heart:

Clarity. Movement. Alignment. Focus.

Simple Church examines each idea, clearly showing why it is time to simplify. This updated trade paper edition includes a new chapter with further insights the authors have gained through hundreds of conversations with church leaders since this landmark book's original release.

About Thom. S. Rainer

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Thom S. Rainer is president and CEO of LifeWay Christian Resources, one of the largest Christian resource companies in the world. He is also a best-selling author and leading expert in the field of church research. Rainer and his wife, Nellie Jo, have three grown sons and three grandchildren and live in Nashville, Tennessee.Eric Geiger serves as executive pastor of Christ Fellowship, a large and growing multicultural church comprised of more than seventy nationalities near Miami, Florida. He and his wife, Kaye, have one daughter, Eden.
Published December 2, 2013 by B&H Publishing Group. 277 pages
Genres: Religion & Spirituality. Non-fiction

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Book Reporter

In SIMPLE CHURCH: Returning to God’s Process for Making Disciples, Rainer and Geiger reveal stunning new research that suggests the most vibrant, growing churches in our country usually take the simplest approaches to ministry.

Jun 01 2006 | Read Full Review of Simple Church

The Gospel Coalition

One of the most practical areas of Simple Church centers on the importance of “moving” people from one level of discipleship to another.

Jul 25 2007 | Read Full Review of Simple Church

The Gospel Coalition

When a pastor effectively communicates in a memorable way his vision for how the church can do what God has called it to do, people are more likely to grasp the vision and become involved in its implementation.

Jul 24 2007 | Read Full Review of Simple Church

The Gospel Coalition

Simple Church encourages Christian leaders to adopt the Bible’s clear, simple model of discipleship instead of the complex, program-based ministries that have become common in many churches today.

Jul 23 2007 | Read Full Review of Simple Church

The Gospel Coalition

It is easy for a pastor whose world revolves around the church to think that everyone in his church has ample time for any church activity.

Jul 26 2007 | Read Full Review of Simple Church

Discerning Reader

Church is never truly simple, and Simple Church over-reaches by claiming that it is “returning to God’s process for making disciples.” (book subtitle).

Aug 28 2007 | Read Full Review of Simple Church

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