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Book review: Apostolic Church Planting

Apostolic Church Planting: Birthing New Churches from New Believers by J.D. Payne My rating: 3 of 5 stars This short book on church planting is a contribution to the conversation around disciple-making movements (DMM) and Church Planting Movements (CPM). It offers a clear model, a clear pathway and a clear theology for the methods it outlines. The strongest conviction that the book outlines is that new churches should come from new believers and that where you see groups of new believers come to faith in Jesus they should constitute a…

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Book Review: Prisoners of Geography

Prisoners of Geography: Ten Maps That Tell You Everything You Need to Know About Global Politics by Tim Marshall My rating: 4 of 5 stars The subtitle says that these ten maps ‘tell you everything you need to know about global politics’ – well that’s not true. But they tell you much more than you realise. There’s nothing particularly unique or clever about the maps, no weird angle or dataset. Instead just careful studying of the geographical features that is on everyone’s maps: mountains, rivers, deserts, oceans and then drawing…

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Book Review: Contagious Disciple Making

Contagious Disciple Making: Leading Others on a Journey of Discovery by David Watson My rating: 4 of 5 stars Contagious Disciple Making is a useful resource on the essentials of disciple making and provides good insight if you’re looking into Disciple Making Movements (DMM) or Church Planting Movements (CPM). The basic premise for disciple making goes something like this. Time is spent praying and listening to God about a neighbourhood which is followed up by seeking to meet observed needs in the community. Through serving and loving others, opportunities will…

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