Thursday, June 10, 2010

An Army of Ordinary People: Felicity Dale






a full five course 


dinning experience

Felicity Dale offered small nuggets of evangelism opportunities in a fragmented world. Each bite was rich and encouraging to the renewal of the Church today. "When ever we get together, everyone brings a contribution, and the Holy Spirit takes what each person supplies and makes it into a meal to nourish us spiritually." (Pg 191) Mrs. Dale shows the importance of each person to the whole of the church. (1 Corinthians 12) She shows how each of us is responsible to faithfully fulfill the great commission stated in Matthew 28:16-20. She does not shy away from the struggles we may face in order to bring the gospel to all believers. Her honest portrayal in the book is refreshing. The book was segmented into various topics. Each chapter had a theme and a summary at the back of each selection. Because the book had a number of broken components it did not capture momentum to get me to read the book quickly, frankly the book's flow just never grabbed me.

 One Concern:  Mrs. Dale puts the believer at the center of the book, so we must use great care to pray that Christ is the center of our theology and evangelism.  The book was a slow dining experience; a full five course meal. I would use this book as a reference guide to innovative church growth.
 A slight Cluck! 7.5/10





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Scoring Guide of Book








Criteria Description
Points Awarded
Points
Possible
1. Jesus is PrimaryJesus is the Epicentre of all Thought
2.5
5
2. Flow The author keeps you going and motivates you to
keep reading. Kindles your spirit
2.5
5
3. Prayer Solution Based   
4.5
5
4. InsightsGood examples and insights are clearly stated.
4.5
5
5. Avoids LegalismDid the author make it where you had played any part in gaining a grace of our LORD. (1 A large part to play (5 God's Play)
4
5
6. Avoids Preaching VictimhoodAuthor avoids preaching victim hood by discussing our responsible stewardship.
5
5
    
  
  
    
  
  
7. UsefulnessWas the book laid out in a useful manner?
Could have used a study guide to lead the reader.
3
5
8. Fun/Entertaining/EngagingWas the book laid out in a fun/entertaining/or engaging manner?
3
5
9. Authors NotesAuthor Notes contriube to the overall reading.
Author outlines the evidence collected in telling
the tale.
5
5
    
  
  
10. Word ChoiceGood Mix Of eight grade vocabulary with
collegiate level vocabulary
3
5
11. Metaphors or Examples Used Good Mix Of metaphors and examples utilized

3
5
12. Content and Process Collaberate
for overall effectivenss
Uses the bible Scriptures to back up points does it in a way that is not text doctoring. Has a list of scripture cited in the book.
3
5
13. Sparking Interest in ResearchAuthor gets you interested in researching the subject
presented in the book. Quotes outside authors and their material.
5
5
Use of Scripture  
3
5
14. Desire to share with othersIt's a book you want others to read.
5
5
    
  
  
    
  
  
    
  
  
    
  
  
    
  
  
    
  
  
    
  
  
    
  
  
    
  
  
    
  
  
    
56
75
    
  
0.746667


Helpful Resources from Book

Blogs for Simple Church Movement:

http://www.simplychurch.com/

http://guymuse.blogspot.com

http://cole-slaw.blogspot.com

http://www.simplechurchjournal.com

http://www.davidlwatson.org

http://leavethebuildingblog.com

Web-Sites

House 2 House Church Movement:

www.house2house.com

Luke 10: A Community of Practice

www.lk10.com

Church Multiplication Associates

www.cmaresources.org

Simple Church Movement

www.simplechurch.com






 

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