Barefoot Church: Serving the Least in a Consumer Culture, by Brandon Hatmaker
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
It's a bit of a trendy topic in Christian circles right now, the idea that the church is somehow missing the mark of what God's designed it to be. Scores of books are arguing about organic vs. traditional, megachurch vs. house church, individual vs. community. But this book crosses those boundaries and shows how we can incorporate the principles of missional servanthood normally seen more within organic church contexts, into the context of the organized church.
I liked the way Hatmaker shared so many personal stories to demonstrate the basic principles of missional living throughout the book. Pastors and leaders would benefit from reading his thoughts on empowering rather than delegating, and on new church models. However, all of us who want to see the church realize our full potential in the culture and find ways to serve as God intended would benefit from reading this book.
I received this book free from the publisher through netGalley.com in exchange for an honest review.
GENRE(S): NF - Christian Living