The church in America is in a downward spiral. You do not have to see any survey results to know this. It seems as if you can look at any church and gather the truth. Preston Sprinkle has not only reported the facts of a new Barna survey in his new book Go, but also given us ideas to combat this and compel the church to action.
In his writing, he does not call the current way of doing church a sin, but rather encourages us to look at other ways of gathering. As a church planter, I recognize the fact that the same old ways will not gain us ground in spreading the Gospel. I know the hardships faced by a church with a small budget while wanting to maintain a consistent outreach and mission presence.
In the grand scheme of things, I believe that the church has failed to make disciples. We may have done a decent job at getting our message out there, but we have failed to make life change. The survey results show it. Our churches show it. Preston shows us, but he also gives us hope. By taking a different path, we can see the church return to vibrancy.
It does not matter if you find yourself before the pew or in the pew, this is a book for every church member. There are common denominators between all of us and we are all responsible for making disciples.
I received this book for free from the publisher in exchange for an unbiased review. The words expressed are my own and have not been influenced in any way.