I have found that many pastors who read Joe's books find themselves uncomfortable with the ideas he presents.
If you have not read "The Search to Belong: Rethinking Intimacy, Community, and Small Groups," I would recommend reading that first.
Much of the time he simply describes things in abstraction, and you really have no way to grasp what he is saying.
I had trouble with the some of the celebration of the post modern worldview. For someone else it might be good.Published 11 months ago by Charles Areson
I work in an environment where people and their connections is the ultimate win for us. I have tried so many things that I read but always found people not reacting in a positive... Read morePublished 11 months ago by Gerrie
In his 2007 book, Organic Community, Joseph Myers talks about the dynamics of community and hits on something that has been bugging me for years. Read morePublished on June 5, 2012 by Corey
Myers' first book, "The Search to Belong" was simply fantastic. This book, though good, is not as good. Read morePublished on July 21, 2010 by Jim Stewart
I have read dozens of books on how to do church, but each one seems to assume that if you will only submit to a particular church model and recreate those circumstances, similar... Read morePublished on December 28, 2008 by Jonathan Merritt
This book is a follow up to The Search to Belong: Rethinking Intimacy, Community, and Small Groups by Myers and asserts itself as a "how-to" manual for various characteristics of a... Read morePublished on March 4, 2008 by Andrew Conard
I understand what Myers is trying to say about community, but he does it in a way that comes across as arrogant and "either/or" when we live in a day of "both/and". Read morePublished on February 7, 2008 by C. Theule-VanDam
This book is Myers' attempt to provide practical direction for church leaders seeking to create spaces within their community in which relationships can flourish naturally,... Read morePublished on January 19, 2008 by Benjamin A. Simpson
I soak-up most of the emergent writings because, like many others, I'm hungry to help create life-giving, sustainable, organic communities of faith. Read morePublished on August 23, 2007 by Robert Yackley