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Publisher's Summary

Churches committed to following Christ's example want this world changed for the sake of eternity. While the supernatural piece of making that happen goes without saying, how does a body of believers do its part to be in that "sweet spot" where true spiritual transformation occurs?
In Transformational Church, best-selling research authors Ed Stetzer and Thom S. Rainer survey 50,000 churches—then narrow the scope down to 500 congregations—for a qualitative answer.
Their book, the most comprehensive study of the modern American church to date, contains a wealth of indispensable new data, nuanced insights, and how-to guidance, all centered on this key finding: "Transformational churches make disciples whose lives are being transformed by the gospel, so that people engage the culture around them for its ultimate transformation. Deeply committed to the essential foundations of discipleship (worship, community, and mission), transformational churches practice their faith and make disciples through vibrant leadership, prayerful dependence upon God, and relational intentionality. And they do so paying mind to their unique context and with a missionary mindset."
©2010 Thom S. Rainer (P)2010
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4 out of 5 stars
By ajglenn1822 on 12-14-17

Great Content Bad Narrator

I have listened to some pretty “dull” books on audible that I really enjoyed because the narrator drew me into the content. This is not one of those books. I found the content incredible, but I had a terrible time listening because I felt like the narrator was droning on and on. Please read this book, it’s really great, just not a great listen.

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4 out of 5 stars
By b brian harris on 06-24-14

Great Information and...

Would you consider the audio edition of Transformational Church to be better than the print version?

I think the other reviews are way too harsh on the reader. It's not like we can't hear 5 minutes of the audio before purchasing. I am enjoying the book at 1.25 speed and sometimes 1.5 speed-

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3 out of 5 stars
By N on 10-26-10

Interesting Survey Results

When I first started listening to this audio I wasn't very impressed. I didn?t really know what it was about and thought it just was another ?how to? book about making your church the best!

I was going to give up listening, but I decided to persevere and I?m glad I did. This isn?t a ?how to? book at all, so don?t buy it for that reason. Instead it?s the results of a comprehensive survey completed by Protestant churches across the States.

The results are interesting, as there are many stories from different leaders, in how they are doing ?church? in a way, that sees real lasting change amongst their members and communities. I particularly liked the chapters on prayer, community and mission.

I?d say overall it?s a positive audio although I did find the narrator?s voice a bit dull, and sometimes it was repetitive. If you are a leader in a church who likes to know what is going on across America, this is probably the audio for you.

Thanks to Reviewers Program for this copy.

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