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Beyond Megachurch Myths: What We Can Learn from America's Largest Churches
Contributor(s): Thumma, Scott (Author), Travis, Dave (Author), Warren, Rick (Foreword by)

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ISBN: 0787994677     ISBN-13: 9780787994679
Publisher: Jossey-Bass
OUR PRICE: $20.36  

Binding Type: Hardcover
Published: August 2007
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Annotation: Praise for "Beyond Megachurch Myths"

"Crow is not my favorite dish to eat, but as this book points out, I've had to eat one of the myths so artfully debunked by Travis and Thumma. This book is the most definitive work done to date on the megachurch."
--Bill Easum, senior consultant, Easum, Bandy & Associates

"In this groundbreaking book, Scott Thumma and Dave Travis share their keen insight and unique understanding of the megachurch phenomena in one accessible volume. This book is a significant addition to the literature and knowledge of megachurch studies."
--Ed Stetzer, Ph.D., senior director and missiologist, Center for Missional Research, North American Mission Board

"Megachurches are here to stay and will attract continuing interest. Thumma and Travis have done us all a great service by setting the record straight."
--Robert Wuthnow, Gerhard R. Andlinger Professor of Social Sciences and director, Center for the Study of Religion, Princeton University

"This is the most thorough, insightful, and helpful book ever written on megachurches."
--Mark Driscoll, pastor, Mars Hill Church, Seattle, Washington

"One of the major transformations in American Christianity is the emergence of hundreds of megachurches in the latter part of the twentieth century. This is the first book to be published that is based on close empirical research and yet is written in a manner that is easily understood by individuals attempting to assess this trend."
--Donald E. Miller, professor of religion and executive director of the Center for Religion and Civic Culture, University of Southern California

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Additional Information
BISAC Categories:
- Religion | Christian Church - General
- Religion | Christianity - History
Dewey: 250.973
LCCN: 2007019069
Series: Leadership Networks
Physical Information: 0.94" H x 6.06" W x 8.76" (0.97 lbs) 224 pages
Themes:
- Religious Orientation - Christian
- Theometrics - Academic
- Theometrics - Evangelical
Features: Bibliography, Dust Cover, Illustrated, Index, Maps, Price on Product, Table of Contents
Review Citations: Publishers Weekly 04/23/2007 pg. 46
Christian Retailing 08/20/2007 pg. 21
Library Journal 08/01/2007 pg. 94
Christian Century 01/29/2008 pg. 26
 
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Publisher Description:
Drawing on extensive, broad-based, and well-designed research, as well as stories and anecdotes, "Beyond Megachurch Myths" dispels popluar myths about megachurches while highlighting the diversity within the megachurch phenomenon. Defining a megachurch as a Protestant church that averages at least 2000 total attendees in their weekend services, Scott Thumma and Dave Travis reveal what these churches are and are not, why they are thriving, what their members say about their experiences, and why they have many valuable lessons to teach smaller churches.
 
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