The Great Giveaway – Reclaiming the Mission of the Church

kinnon —  November 24, 2005 — Leave a comment

GreatgiveawayDavid Fitch’s book, The Great Giveaway: Reclaiming the Mission of the Church from American Business, Parachurch Organizations, Psychotherapy, Consumer Capitalism, And Other Modern Maladies, arrived from Amazon today. I’m devouring it. This is an important book. I feel like I’ve underlined more than half of the first chapter. In this chapter, Fitch questions the numbers oriented, pseudo success model of the modern church – a model that emphasizes “decisions” over actual life changes. Fitch deconstructs the North American church’s love for numbers and efficiency – the delivery of services to the individual – as against the biblical construct of building community in which we grow and change together.

I’ll update this post as I read the book.

UPDATE: Check out David’s blog.

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A television editor, writer & director since 1978. A Christian since 1982. More than a little frustrated with the Church in the West since late in the last millennium.

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