From the Back Cover
"This is a robust, prophetic missiology for the post-Christendom era from a mature expert who has helped guide us for the last four decades. The advice is sound and the implications are unavoidable. Definitely a worthwhile read."
--Alan Hirsch, author of numerous award-winning books, founder of Forge Mission Training Network, and leader of Future Travelers (www.alanhirsch.org)
"In The Rebirth of the Church, Eddie Gibbs offers a rich, thought-provoking, and thoroughly biblical approach to church leadership. Gibbs brings his wise and winsome approach to bear on key leadership issues that pertain both to New Testament churches and twenty-first century communities. Only he could write a volume that illuminates and addresses these two worlds in such a compelling way."
--Ryan Bolger, Fuller Theological Seminary; editor of The Gospel after Christendom
"We have all come to appreciate Eddie Gibbs's insightful critique of the church--and of church leadership--in the contemporary Western world. The Rebirth of the Church is classic Gibbs with a twist. Here he delves deeply and skillfully into the New Testament documents in order to provide direction for the church in the pluralistic culture we now inhabit. The result is a refreshing and persuasive challenge to exchange an unbiblical, consumerist institutionalism that has been so characteristic of American evangelicalism for a relationally robust ecclesiology that offers hope for the future."
--Joe Hellerman, Talbot School of Theology; team pastor, Oceanside Christian Fellowship; author of When the Church Was a Family
"Eddie Gibbs's newest book could be his most influential. The recovery of Christianity's engagement with secular communities is crucial; if that does not happen, not much else will happen."
--George Hunter, School of World Mission and Evangelism, Asbury Theological Seminary