Books: Building a Contagious Church

I’ve been spending a lot of time doing a lot of different things; I’m not sure I’m finishing anything…

I recently started the book, Made to Stick, by Chip Heath and Dan Heath. It’s a very good book about communicating ideas so people will remember them. I had expected to be done reading it by now.

Instead, before I finished it, I got sidetracked. On the way out of town this last Friday to visit my in-laws for Mothers’ Day, we stopped by Christian Supply. My daughters “needed” some more books for the trip. And since it’s a bookstore, I had to find something for myself.

In addition to finding an NASB Bible with wide margins for taking notes, I discovered Building a Contagious Church, by Mark Mittelberg and Bill Hybels. You might not have heard of Mittelberg, but I bet you’ve heard of the Willow Creek church. Contagious Church explains how Willow Creek does evangelism or is evangelism in a step-by-step process.

I am buying a few copies and passing them around to some people at church. Art, consider yourself warned.

There is a companion book, Becoming a Contagious Christian, that appears aimed more at the general church membership instead of the church leadership. Although I haven’t finished Contagious Church yet, I should finish it later this week (famous last words) and recommend it.