Book Review: The Connecting Church 2.0 by Randy Frazee
Several years ago, I had the opportunity to hear Randy Frazee speak at a Willow Creek Grouplife Conference, and I was challenged and inspired by his teaching and his book, Making Room for Life: Trading Chaotic Lifestyles for Connected Relationships, which challenges readers to restructure their days to make more room for relationships and for life in general.
In The Connecting Church 2.0: Beyond Small Groups to Authentic Community, Randy Frazee does it again!
Frazee challenges readers to rethink church, small groups, neighborhoods, and community in general. The Connecting Church 2.0 starts with the premise that we were created for community. In the book, Frazee starts with God as he shows that God models community through the trinity. He then shows how the early church provided a great example of community as God intended it.
Obviously, things have changed quite a bit since the early church. And over the past few decades, neighborhoods and community as they once were has deteriorated as people have moved out towards the suburbs with larger yards, longer commutes, and less time to hang out with others. We’ve become a society of individuals instead of community.
In The Connecting Church 2.0, Frazee challenges the recent trend with new thinking about an old model. He offers ideas for how the church can help restore authentic community in the busy, “me-first” society in which we all live.
I would definitely recommend The Connecting Church 2.0 as a place to start in challenging your thinking about church, community, and life in general. If you’d like a chance to win this book, click here. Or you can purchase the book, my clicking the link below.
How would you’re life be different if you decided to live your life within five miles of your home? What is one thing you can do TODAY to foster community in your life? What is your church doing to encourage authentic community?
[I received this book free of charge from Cross Focused Reviews in exchange for a review. I was not required to provide a positive review.]