July 07, 2012

BOOK REVIEW: "Going Deep: Becoming a Person of Influence" by Gordon MacDonald

"Going Deep: Becoming a Person of Influence" by Gordon MacDonald

In this fictional setting from his critically acclaimed book, Who Stole My Church?, Mr. MacDonald identifies the crucial missing component in his community: people of true depth and real influence.

Through a conversation with his neighbor, Hank, Gordon is challenged to search himself and his church for deeper meaning of what it means to train his people. Really train them. Besides just being good people and worshiping God, what were they doing to really get people in church, to have them engaged, to get them to stay, to get others to be better leaders.
During another conversation, Gordon is asked what his Elevator Story is. An Elevator Story is a quick summery of what you do. It should only last long enough to ride the elevator approximately eighteen floors, but be convincing enough to have engaged the other person to want to know more about you. So much more, that they are willing to sink $2Mil into your business. Makes you think, doesn't it? When posed with this question, it really got Gordon thinking. You'll have to read the story to see how that turns out.
So, what's going to happen after Gordon gets on his knees and asks God for an idea that will have a powerful impact on his church and on him? Pick up the book and be transformed, not just fictionally, but mentally. Help yourself help others to become deeper. The real people that God needs in His army. 

Published by Thomas Nelson 2011
383 readable pages plus References

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