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Review Title: Living Lutheran Renewing your Congregation
Your Score: 4/5
Your Message: This is a great book! I have long loved & read aloud to loved ones Dave Daubert's articles from Living Lutheran (i.e., "Nice is Not Enough" June 2015 is eternally relevant). So when I saw he had a book I grabbed it right up. Any congregation could use it to start a discernment process. I like his use of very human stories that illustrate missteps as well as successes. He's an excellent writer & story teller. I quote this book often: "Vision is God's dream for our future." And: "The majority of people who talk about the future can only envision it by using building blocks and images from the past." Each chapter concludes with Reflections for Discussion with scripture, prayer, conversation-starting questions and a discernment activity (e.g., Work in silence: "If God had God's way with our congregation for 5 years, what do you see in the future?" Don't use comparative terms in your answer). My congregation is in transition, so I've been reading dog-eared sections again, and recommending it to our congregation. I don't know why I said 4 of 5 - I haven't field tested the process yet, I guess - it's probably a 5 of 5. Because Dave Daubert sure is.