BOOKS

A collection of books written by Advance partners

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Author: Jennie Pollock

Life doesn’t always go the way we hope it will. Whether it’s singleness, childlessness or some other big disappointment, it’s hard to be content when life lets us down.

For many years, author Jennie Pollock has struggled to feel content. With warmth and honesty, she answers common doubts that arise when life doesn't go the way we had hoped: Is God good? Is he enough? Is he worth it?

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Broken for Blessing:  The underrated potential of a medium-sized multiplying church

Author: Alan Frow, Lead Elder of Southlands Church, Brea, CA

Why write a book about church planting when there are already so many good ones out there?

Because our fixation with large churches means that those under 1,000 in size generally have a vision for growth via addition rather than multiplication—despite being uniquely equipped to do so.

In the West especially, where the megachurch looms large, it is easy for small or medium-sized churches to think, “Maybe one day when I grow up and have lots of resources I'll think of multiplying, but for now, I must grow by addition.” It doesn't have to be this way.

This is the story behind Southlands Church's multiplying journey. It is the story of every small or medium-sized multiplying church. We have never felt that we’ve had enough resources to feed the crowds but we’ve wanted to be involved in Jesus’ feeding miracle. We know that ultimately Jesus, not our churches, is the Bread of Life.

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Small Town Jesus: Taking the gospel mission seriously in seemingly unimportant places

Author: Donnie Griggs, Lead Elder of One Harbor Church, Morehead City, NC

Small towns are big mission fields that are almost totally neglected by modern church planters. City ministry has become, for many, the definition of godly ministry. But what about the millions of people around the world who live in small towns? This is not just a book, it is a call to take the gospel everywhere, big or small, because that’s what Jesus told us to do.

Visit the Small Town Jesus website

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