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By Brad Roth

With the poetic strength of Kathleen Norris and the pastoral heat of Eugene Peterson, Kansas pastor Roth units forth a imaginative and prescient for shiny rural church buildings, for ministry in congregations that undergo a profound feel of either loss and risk, and for harvesting end result of transformation and renewal. Rooted in tales from Scripture, his personal ministry, and interviews with rural church leaders, Roth deals a robust theological and sensible substitute to church-growth suggestions that depend on luck tales and flashy metrics. Reclaiming God’s imaginative and prescient for the agricultural church, Roth writes, capacity studying the best way to compliment, abide, watch, pray, develop, paintings the perimeters, die, befriend, and dream.

In God’s Country, rediscover the lovely abundance of God’s presence in rural groups. identify the ways in which the agricultural church testifies to God’s glory and goodness. learn how to reside and love and minister correct the place you're, regardless of how small or unassuming it might seem.

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