A few months ago I wrote a blogpost called “Autopsy of a Deceased Church.” The article was my analysis of why a specific church had died. The responses to the post exceeded my greatest expectations. That article quickly became my blogpost with the most views.
I continue to have significant numbers of persons from a variety of churches ask me to expand my work. The requests have nudged me to write a book on the topic. I will be examining the death of several churches in the upcoming book. But, contrary to the title, I hope the book becomes a book of hope for many church leaders. My desire is to examine the death of churches so that others may not go down that same path.
The book will release in 2014, and B&H Publishing is in the formative stages of designing book covers. Here are five of their concepts. I am asking my blog readership to choose one cover per reader and offer comments on the covers.
My social media team of Jonathan, Amy, and Amy will choose the five best responses next week. All five of those persons will be declared a winner. From those five, they will do a drawing and one person will win a $100 gift card from LifeWay that can be used at our stores or at LifeWay.com. The other four will receive a signed copy of I Am a Church Member.
You will be notified of the winner next Wednesday here on the blog. We will close comments on Monday, July 22, at noon CDT.
Thanks so much for your help. You chose the cover of my previous book. I am hoping you will do the same for this next book.
Please confirm your selection by clicking on the “Vote” button at the bottom of the page. Enter the giveaway by commenting on your selection in the comments below.