52 Churches

A Yearlong Journey Encountering God, His Church, and Our Common Faith

52 Churches

52 Churches

A Yearlong Journey Encountering God, His Church, and Our Common Faith

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About the Book

Why don’t visitors return to your church? What’s the missing key to grow your congregation?

You could visit a bunch of churches to figure out why. But you don’t have to. Church-reform advocate Peter DeHaan, PhD, already did.

Join him and his wife as they spend a year visiting a different Christian church every Sunday: Protestant mainline, evangelical, and charismatic. Roman Catholic too.

In 52 Churches, you’ll discover:

  • Tips to welcome visitors well.
  • Practices in your church that drive people away.
  • Three greeting opportunities—and how to excel at each one.
  • Ideas to improve your church.
  • Encouragement to move from a friend-focused to a visitor-first perspective

You’ll laugh. You’ll cringe. You’ll cry.

But 52 Churches doesn’t rip at today’s church. It’s not a church-shopping romp or a mean-spirited journalistic exposé. It’s a gift that offers encouragement, hope, and support to the Christian community. And DeHaan shares helpful suggestions too.

Written as narrative, 52 Churches calls us to embrace all the branches of Jesus’s church and expand our practice of worshiping him. DeHaan invites you to join him on this personal, spiritual sojourn of faith-building encounters.

Read 52 Churches for education. Read it for entertainment. And read it for the insight gained only from visiting a boatload of churches.

52 Churches is ideal for church leaders, members, and outsiders. And if you’re still reading this, it’s perfect for you too.

Get your copy of 52 Churches today and let your journey of discovery begin!

Series: 52 Churches, Book 1
Genre: Christianity and Spirituality
Tags: 52 Churches series, biblical Christianity, Christian unity, Peter DeHaan
Publisher: Spiritually Speaking Publishing
Publication Year: 2018
Length: 358 pages
ISBN: 1948082071

List Price: $12.99
eBook Price: $4.99
About the Author
Peter DeHaan

Peter DeHaan, PhD, often makes religious people squirm, but spiritual seekers cheer. He’s not trying to be provocative, but he seeks truth, even if it makes some people uncomfortable. He yearns for Christians to push past the status quo and reconsider how they practice their faith in every area of their lives.

Peter earned his doctorate, awarded with high distinction, from Trinity College of the Bible and Theological Seminary. He lives with his wife in beautiful Southwest Michigan and wrangles crossword puzzles in his spare time.

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