Book Review: Community – Taking Your Small Group Off Life Support (Brad House)

In a day where we find it harder and harder to just breathe and make time for the thing that ultimately matter, small groups (weekly gatherings to “do life together”, wrestle with sermon content, and be real with struggles and concerns) are becoming increasingly significant. Brad House points out that community tends to fall short of the mark of what it’s intended to be, and, through faithful examination of the scriptures and reflecting on what he has seen firsthand at work, seeks to deliver a practical and relevant guide to “get our groups off of life support”.

Brad says that small groups ought to be “intentional, and transformational… just what we need”, and throughout the book he delivers a fresh examination on age-old concepts. Sometimes it takes a shift in perspective to redefine the things which matter most, and with a topic as significant and with as much potential as community, this was a much-welcomed look at an easy-to-overlook topic.

I’d recommend this book to any church leaders, small group leaders, or Christians who wish to truly live out the Gospel and seek transformation both in their cities, in their small groups, and in their own lives personally. May we be gripped by the Gospel and redefine what it means to be cultivating biblical community.

A complimentary copy of this book was provided for review purposes by CrossWay Publishing. I was not required to post a positive review and the views expressed in this review are my own.

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