Although the name Rolland Daniels is unfamiliar as an author, “The Church in The Middle” is worth noting. His first book is visually exciting with the spectacular images, fonts and colors. While the entire book is just SIX chapters in length, the author recommends not rushing through the content. Most pages are filled with graphics, so it will not take long to read the actual words. Each chapter ends with discussion questions for more reflection. His premise for the book is that “.. a posture of consumerism and what might be called entitlement have permeated our pews.” This administration book is primarily directed at pastors, yet other members of a church staff will find it useful. It’s written in love and not condemning. Great thought and research have been included in each chapter. When the author identifies a problem, he also presents a solution. At times I found the book autobiographical, though overall the format is informational. The “congregational covenant” is a useful tool for small groups as well as the entire church. This book is visually exciting and the modern graphics add to the thematic concept of “future.” Because of the graphics, the ebook has a large file size and might take longer to download. With nine pages devoted to notes and end notes, the content of the book is about 100 pages.
My Amazon Rating: 3/5
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