This Little Church went to Market
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With the spectacular successes of churches like Saddleback and Willow Creek, churches all over are buying into the market-driven philosophy of church growth and expansion. But what price have these churches paid in order to fill their pews with people? Is the market-driven phenomenon comparable to such historical movements as the Evangelical Revival? Or has the church lost its culture wars? Gilley contends that the church has indeed lost the war, so much so that the influences of culture have become influences in the church. As such, the most significant forces pressing against the church are entertainment, market-driven philosophies and psychology. These three are largely absent from the Bible, yet are startlingly prevalent in evangelical churches. This book is a serious and timely call for churches to return to their scriptural roots.