Rick Warren was kind enough to write the foreword to our new book, Beyond Megachurch Myths. Rick was also kind enough to write the foreword to my first book, Beyond the Box as well. I told both publishers to make Rick's name much bigger than mine as Rick has sold lots more books than I have. (They didn't listen)
As many of you know, for all his “aw shucks” ness, Rick is an incredibly intelligent person. He can keep more facts, statistics and other ideas in his head than I can for sure. See below for more on that.
The following quote comes from his Ministry Toolbox newsletter: Beyond Megachurch Myths: What We Can Learn from America's Largest Churches
by Scott Thumma &Dave Travis
Scott Thumma and Dave Travis put years of research into this informative book on today's megachurches. What they discovered shatters some of the most pervasive myths about these churches that run more than 2,000 on a weekend - such as they're all alike, they're cults of personality, and they're bad for other churches. The book was written specifically to help smaller churches understand what they can learn from these megachurches.
You can find the
whole newsletter here along with a convenient way to subscribe by clicking here.
In what was one of the most fascinating interviews I ever read, Rick held a dialogue with some of the leading reporters and pundits in the United States in a Pew sponsored forum a few years back. Rick had his own set of myths he was addressing in that context. It is a long read, but well worth checking out. It is a transcript from a recording so there are a few words here and there that could be inaccurate.