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Transforming Church in Rural America

Transforming Church in Rural America

By Shannon O’Dell
Published by New Leaf

Average Blogger Rating: 3.86 Stars

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On 1/11 Jeff Aspacio wrote: Shannon O'Dell's "Transforming Church in Rural America" is an interesting and awakening read about a rural church in a town in Arkansas. The author, who is also the pastor of what used to be called South Side Baptist Church, shares how God has called him from working as a church staff at a very large ... "Transforming Church in Rural America" by Shannon O'Dell | Book Review

Jeff Aspacio's Rating:

5 Stars

On 9/9 sally Kent wrote: My thoughts on this book may not be popular review . In all honesty, I had a hard time reading this book. I did not agree with much of the ideas expressed. Let me back up... I grew up in suburbia, attending a moderately sized Baptist Church just south of Atlanta. When my family moved to a northern, ... Transformation, in more ways than one

sally's Rating:

2 Stars

On 1/19 Paulinerose Soden wrote: Oh no, Pauline is doing another church/religious-type thing. Well, yes, I am . As you know I am known to read things that are beyond my scope of likes . I try to reach beyond my comfort zone sometimes and when I am offered a free book to read and review then I just go for it. This book definitely took ... Transforming Church in Rural America

Paulinerose's Rating:

1 Stars

On 1/8 Rich Cheek wrote: All Churches are not the same. Shannon O'Dell does a masterful job of helping you to evaluate the local, rural church and the specific obstacles and blessings that come with it. This book will show you, not only through experience, but from scriptural examples as well, how to tranform a church in ... Rural Church Truths

Rich Cheek's Rating:

5 Stars

On 10/13 mbwinter633 wrote: I had very high expectations for this book when I received it, and I immediately jumped straight into it, however, it wasn't what I had expected... I guess I was hoping for a very practical, point-by-point way to bring a rural church into the 21 century, but it was more of a story of a man's journey ... Not bad, but not what I expected

mbwinter633's Rating:

3 Stars

On 4/16 Laura Ellis wrote: As someone that lives in a small, rural area, I wanted to read more about what a church leader had to say about how to transform the church in these areas of America. There is the occasional larger church but for the most part, the community is made up of very small congregations. I found the book to ... Transforming the Church in Rural America

Laura's Rating:

3 Stars

On 3/21 Justin Joiner wrote: I would recommend this book to any pastor who may feel discouraged of the place they are in. If God has called you there, He will be by your side the whole way. One of the main things He talks about in this book is doing things with excellence. A word that sometimes gets overlooked in the church world. ... Transforming Church in Rural America

Justin 's Rating:

5 Stars

On 3/2 Robyn Zepp wrote: I got this book through to review. It seemed like the perfect pick because we go to a small country church in “Rural America”! In fact, our church is very similar to the one described in the book and the book had me chuckling at the similarities. Sad….but true!! The book provided ... Transforming Rural Church

Robyn 's Rating:

4 Stars

On 2/4 Chance Brown wrote: Perhaps I am just an old fuddy-duddy (though only 29). Maybe I'm just too narrow minded, or maybe just a wimp. It seemed to me that this guy took a small church, cast his vision, and "made it happen". This page was dripping with passion and boldness but not with gentleness and respect. I know that ministry ... ok

Chance's Rating:

3 Stars

On 1/16 mel wrote: It’s been a while since I have reviewed a book. Life has been busy. Transforming Church in Rural America written by Shannon O’Dell was a good book to help me get back into the swing of things. This book is the story of how O’Dell moved his family from a large and prosperous city church to a small ... Transforming Church in Rural America by Shannon O'Dell

mel's Rating:

4 Stars