“Here is a novel idea: use the Bible as a handbook to gather and guide the church! And ‘The Deliberate Church’ is a novel volume indeed, standing amid the spate of ‘church-as-corporation, pastor-as-CEO’ manuals that glut church life. Here is a book that wafts a radical, refreshing breeze from the pages of Scripture that will breathe life into the church. A crucial read.” —R. Kent Hughes, Senior Pastor, College Church in Wheaton, Illinois. (224 pp. Softcover).