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"After reading The Purpose-Driven Church in 1995, I ordered twenty copies for my staff and elders. Eight years later, the message and strategy contained in this work are as significant and relevant as ever." Andy Stanley Senior Pastor, North Point Community Church
"In 1985, I heard Rick present the contents of this book in a seminar format. As he spoke, for the first time I imagined leaving my teaching career in higher education to enter pastoral ministry. My heart was won by Ricks vision of the Church driven by her God-given purposerather than by doctrinal arguments, denominational competition, or institutional survival. That vision has been alive in me ever since, and you can catch it too, through these pages." Brian McLaren Pastor, Author, Fellow in Emergent (Emergentvillage.com)
"One hundred years from now church leaders will be studying the movement known as purpose driven churches. They will find Rick Warren as its architect and The Purpose-Driven Church as his blueprint." Erwin Raphael McManus Founder of Awaken and Lead Pastor of Mosaic
"Although the actual form of ministry may look different from different types of people, there are extremely critical principles within this book that we all need to know, no matter what generation or philosophical mindset we are involved with." Dan Kimball Author of The Emerging Church and Pastor of Vintage Faith Church
Discover What Business Leaders Can Learn from the Church "The best book on entrepreneurship, business, and investment " Rick Karlgaard Forbes Magazine
I just hope not doing too much damage as churches have split over these books.
Church's that begin as Purpose Driven Churches will be much more effective in applying these principles than a church that is already established.
A book that I would recommended that all church leaders both old and new need to read.
Very good book. Quite a lot of Pastor Rick's ideas that were revolutionary at the time are now in wide use by a lot of churches. Read morePublished 9 days ago by Keith P. Kennedy
It was thought provoking. I now have a better understanding of the purpose for a church. Each local congregation has a purpose for being. Read morePublished 12 days ago by Paul E. Gresham
A wealth of information for discretionary application based on individual application and needs.
Although the book was written years ago, the information is timeless when... Read more
I give it two stars for one reason..In Luke 10 Jesus' words to Martha contrast the message of this book. Read morePublished 28 days ago by C.S. Louis
If you want to run a church like a business, this is your book. The Head of The Church is Jesus Christ and The Holy Spirit is The Driver. There is only One Church.Published 1 month ago by Stephen
As a congregational rabbi, there were many good lessons that I took from Warren's model of church leadership and organization. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Neil Hirsch