"...the `don't ask, don't tell' evangelism program will not reverse the trend. Humor, whimsy and joy in the faith will serve us better. Reese's book is written to provoke, to tease and to charm us back into telling our story." -- The Christian Century
"...with clarity and sound theological grounding, we are invited into a grand adventure....could be a watershed book for mainline Protestantism." -- Congregations
"Don't miss this one!" -- Evangelism Connections
"[Reese's] ideas are resonating with enthusiastic clergy & lay audiences all across the ...theological spectrum." --Christian Feminism Today
Selected by Christian Century as featured "Take and Read" Book, 2007 Book Issue!
"...the `don't ask, don't tell" evangelism program will not reverse the trend. Humor, whimsy and joy in the faith will serve us better. Reese's book is written to provoke, to tease and to charm us back into telling our story."
The Christian Century
"...with clarity and sound theological grounding, we are invited into a grand adventure....could be a watershed book for mainline Protestantism."
Alban Institute, Congregations
"...Reese's book is so important...That's why when you turn the last page, you can't just let this be another book you read. You need to let her message affect you and your faith community, and through you, other people."
"I expect the Real Life Evangelism Series to move at least 20,000 churches into their first invitational foray into the community in anyone's memory."
George G. Hunter, III, Distinguished Professor of Evangelism & Church Growth, Asbury Theological Seminary
"Based on extensive and authoritative research of Martha Grace Reese, and rooted in her passionate love to God and respect for the mainline church....the Real Life Evangelism Series provides the most competent guide I know to mainline evangelism....realistic, clear and direct; but also hopeful, humble and genuinely spiritual. Anyone who cares about and works in the cause of mainline evangelism will find this book a treasure."
Todd Hunter, National Director, Alpha USA; Former Director, Vineyard Churches USA --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
It was an amazing book. The research was excellent and the conclusions from the research has helped me alot in my ministry. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Roxie Davis
haven't finished reading it yet, but it looks like a workable program that may work in my church. Looking for more how-to information associated with the program.Published 5 months ago by Donald A Gier
The information was great, however, the information given was excessively wordy. I realize that repetition will improve ones memory of material but there are limits, when exceeded,... Read morePublished 15 months ago by Richard C. Brannan
This is the most upbeat book that I've read on Evangelism in Mainline Churches. That may not seem like a great recommendation but I have read more than a half dozen books on the... Read morePublished 16 months ago by W. Wilkin
Refreshing to have a schoolbook you don't need to sit with a Dictionary to comprehend! M. G. Reese takes a close look at people, their thoughts, and beliefs necessary to attract... Read morePublished 18 months ago by Diane Johnson
This is a must read as it will get you and your church on track. It can be used as small groups or a church wide study.Published 18 months ago by ljj
This is a book that every mainline pastor needs to read (and it will also be helpful to pastors of non-mainline churches as well). Read morePublished 18 months ago by Laura
This book is rooted in extensive research into the reality of the slow demise of the mainline Christian movement with extensive insight into the faith life fostering the limited... Read morePublished 19 months ago by John B.