Tom Rawls gives a frank overview of the state of the church, facing us with sometimes difficult truths about ourselves, whilst drawing out the best of all that the church, the bride of Christ, is and can be. Drawing on his own experiences, indebted to predecessors and contemporaries, on whose mighty shoulders he stands, Rawls provides a framework for creating a church according to God’s blueprint, a church that is irrepressible, dynamic, salt and light to those around her, full of purpose and intentional about providing opportunities for people to respond to Jesus.
Tom Rawls is senior minister of Proclaimers, Norwich, UK. He has ministered around the world for more than 30 years, including church planting in Australia and pioneering missionary work in Thailand.
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Although Relentless highlights the important gift of serving, it does give the impression that leaders are not required to serve. (But please read the comments by the author below). I would advise reading this book alongside Watchman Nee’s Spiritual Authority