Friday, March 18, 2011

The Attractional Church: Review

About The Book:

Every church leader and church member want their church to grow. The promise of THE ATTRACTIONAL CHURCH is that if a church experience is positive, the lost, absent, and unfilled will come and complacent people in the pew will have their faith renewed. Author Billy Hornsby says that what keeps most churches from growing are the "methods" they choose for their outreach efforts. The local church must ensure visitors and members alike a good and lasting impression of their experience in church, especially the worship service.

"You must get the first impression right!" Hornsby insists. From the website, Facebook page, Twitter accounts, leadership blogs, and parking lot to the worship facility and worship service: the total church experience must speak to people's emotions and be relational and relevant. 

THE ATTRACTIONAL CHURCH is both motivational and practical with guidance on how to accomplish this transformation, and also presents case studies of some of the fastest-growing and most innovative churches in America. Here is a fresh vision for what the church can be.

About The Author:

Billy Hornsby has worked for more than thirty years with national and international church leaders. Billy is an assisting pastor and staff coach for Church of the Highlands ( in Birmingham, Alabama. Billy and his wife, Charlene, have been married for more than forty years.

My Review:

The Attractional Church by Billy Hornsby is a very relevant and challenging book. As you read it you will be reminded about that we need church to be about reaching the hurt and lost, and make it relevant for them, as well as us. Church needs to get back to being more than just a building to sit for a couple hours a week. It needs to get back to what Jesus wanted it to be - relational. Throughout the book, Hornsby will show us, the reader, what makes a great attractional church and allows it, and its members, to be able to reach the lost and hurting, but also meet the needs of its members. The Attractional Church is a must read for all church leaders and members who are serious about getting the church back to what it was in the days of the Book of Acts! That is what church should be and with easy to read and understand writing, Hornsby does an amazing job getting this point across!

I give The Attractional Church a huge thumbs up and highly recommend it!

BUY IT: You can purchase The Attractional Church online through Christian Book - it is also available through your local Christian bookseller.

***I received a complimentary copy of this book, courtesy of Hachette Book Group, for the purpose of review on this blog. All opinions expressed are my own, and I have not been compensated in any other manner***

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