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There are a lot of good materials out there for the church planter to learn from. Success is not guaranteed just by reading a few good books, but you can plan better and avoid common pitfalls. Ultimately, no matter how well you prepare, church planting is a spiritual endeavor requiring spiritual tools. The planter would be wise to concentrate efforts in this area.
This annotated list of books is not a comprehensive bibliography, rather it contains some of the better material that is readily available. What's the use of listing a book if readers can get their hands on it? Books are listed under topics, some under several topics.
In most cases we've added links directly to Amazon.com so that you can purchase it, new or used. If a book is not available through Amazon.com, we give an address or phone number of where to get it. If you would like to recommend a resource send us an e-mail.
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A Few Featured Books
Starting a New Church: The Church Planter's Guide to Success
Planting New Churches in a Postmodern Age
Surprising Insights from the Unchurched and Proven Ways to Reach Them
Coaching Across Cultures: New Tools for Leveraging National, Corporate, and Professional Differences