I have finished my book and it will go to press next week! Here's what the reviewers are saying about it.
“This book is a wake-up call to the American church. I found it to be positively unsettling, but also biblical, insightful, practical, and motivating. Randall not only tells where we got off track, but how to get back on track. I have been waiting for a book like this to give to pastors who are struggling to implement holistic small groups in their churches. Stop reading endorsements and start reading this book!”
— Dr. Dave Earley, author and Chairman of the Department of Pastoral Ministries and Church Expansion at Liberty Theological Seminary
“Prepare to be challenged in every area of thinking and practice. Instead of fixating on superficial structural issues, Neighbour penetrates to the underlying spiritual qualities needed for authentic change in the church.”
— Dennis McCallum, author and Founder/Lead Pastor of Xenos Christian Fellowship, Columbus, Ohio
“ ‘Please allow me to be blunt (again).’ That’s one of my favorite lines from this book, and I hope you will honor Randall's request and allow him to speak truthfully—even bluntly—into your experiences with small group ministry. Like any good doctor, Randall’s words will prod areas of weakness and poor judgment, but in the end he offers good medicine.”
— Sam O'Neal, Managing Editor, www.smallgroups.com, Christianity Today International
"After reading the first chapter, a loud Amen! rose from within my spirit. Neighbour is a prophetic voice to the small group movement. This is a must-read for any lead pastor who wants healthy and missional small groups."
— Jeff Anderle, Lead Pastor, Vineyard Christian Fellowship, Chattanooga , TN
“Every movement loses her way. Then God brings someone along to redirect that movement back to her roots. This book not only reminds the small group world who she must become again but also gives practical advice on how to return there. If your small group ministry is struggling, you are considering starting a small group ministry, or you’ve tried small groups before and come up lacking, this book was written for you!”
— Rick Howerton, author and National Director of Events and Training,
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“You’ll be tempted to ignore this book because it speaks hard truth – do so at your own peril. Many experts and authors offer surface-level criticism of the group life movement’s failings. They simply point to the symptoms. Randall gives us a clear diagnosis of the underlying problems and offers thoughtful treatment paths to strength, health, and growth for your group, your ministry and the movement.”
— Greg Bowman, Group Life Movement Brand Architect, Willow Creek Association
“Through the last 12 years of working very closely with Randall, I know one thing for sure: I’ll always get an honest answer from him. And this is exactly what you’ll find in The Naked Truth about Small Groups. Randall reveals what has gone wrong with small groups in North America. But he doesn’t stop there. He offers biblical solutions that will help transform you, your church, and your small groups. Thanks for your honesty, Randall!”
— Joel Comiskey, author, Lead Pastor of Wellspring Church, and President
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