Friday Is for Freebies: Autopsy of a Deceased Church

9781433683923This month, my giveaways are featuring my new book, Autopsy of a Deceased Church.

For more than twenty-five years, I’ve helped churches grow, reverse the trends of decline, and autopsied those that have died. From my experiences, I have discovered twelve consistent themes among those churches that have died. Yet, it’s not gloom and doom because from those twelve themes, lessons on how to keep your church alive have emerged.

Whether your church is vibrant or dying, whether you are a pastor or a church member, Autopsy of a Deceased Church will walk you through the radical paths necessary to keep your church alive to the glory of God and advancement of Christ’s Kingdom.

Also included is the black, genuine leather version of the HCSB Study Bible, a comprehensive, easy to read, and easy to use Bible, with features and formats specifically designed to enhance your Bible study experience. You can also go to and dive right in for a complete digital experience.

This Bible has a retail price of $79.99 and features 15,000 study notes, 290 Hebrew and Greek word studies, 66 highly detailed book introductions, 62 maps, 27 topical articles, 20 charts, and 18 illustrations, all focusing on the most important topics and questions in Bible study.

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  1. says

    Hey, Thom!

    If you send me your book, I’ll actually read it. I’ll even send you a review! (I’ve already had it on my list to purchase as I can.) It’d be great to read over my vacation next month. Also, I’m an Indiana boy, graduate of NOBTS, an ordained Southern Baptist preacher, single-staff pastor, serving the Lord and His people up here in Canada, in a nondenominational church that needs renewal! HELP ME!

  2. says


    I received a copy for review purposes from Dave Schroeder, Director of Communications. I finished my review and posted it on my blog and on Amazon. If you are interested, here is the link:

    Thank you for your labor for the Lord and your love for His Church. As someone who would love to be a published author someday, I am aware of how difficult it must be to see your labor evaluated, sometimes critically. Perhaps you will see my review as fair. By the way, you may remember (though you have plenty to fill your mind, I am sure) that I loved and reviewed I Am a Church Member and use it in my ministry on a regular basis for new members.

    God bless you, brother. He has blessed me through you.

    In Christ,
    Bill Smith
    Pastor, blogger