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Frank Viola’s New Book Finding Organic Church

Posted by on Sep 1, 2009 in books | Comments Off on Frank Viola’s New Book Finding Organic Church

Apparently, Frank Viola has written a new book called Finding Organic Church. I’ve enjoyed Frank’s previous books, and I’ve enjoyed interacting with Frank on this blog, on his blog, and through Facebook. So, I’m looking forward to reading and reviewing this book as well. Here is the press release info:


Frank Viola’s new book “FINDING ORGANIC CHURCH: A Comprehensive Guide to Starting and Sustaining Authentic Christian Communities” (David C. Cook) releases today at a discount from

This is the practical follow up to all of Viola’s other books. It’s also a stand alone book exploring the subject of organic church planting in great detail. Here’s an early review:

The author of “Pagan Christianity?” (with George Barna), “Reimagining Church,” and the bestselling “From Eternity to Here” has written a detailed manual on how to start and sustain an organic church. Everything from what to do with the children, to the developmental stages of church growth, to the diseases of an organic church and their cures are all covered in this comprehensive volume. Church planting principles for organic styled churches are packed together with the author’s practical experience of living in and starting such churches. Each chapter is full of advice, outlining the unique problems that such churches will face and their solutions. Church planters of all types will benefit from this book as well as those wishing to explore an alternative way of church gathering. — Christian Book Reviews, 2009