By Leith Anderson

Bethany House, Bloomington, Minnesota

1999 US $16.99

Reviewed by Jean-Luc Lézeau, Associate Director

General Conference Stewardship Ministries

This book is about leadership that works at the crucial level: the local church. There is an abundance of materials specifically designed for those in organizational leadership. But Anderson is in love with the local church. Is it not at that level that the real work is done, after all? His book is a factual, practical guide for those who are trying to under-stand, let alone lead, a local congregation in the current changing times—a congregation that also faces a challenging future.

To be a good pastor, old ways are no longer valid. We all know that new generations are not responding in the same fashion as older generations, especially where faithfulness in tithes and offering are concerned. The question is, do we know exactly why? Anderson tries, with success, to answer these questions. It is not theory. Through his experience, he explains in such a way that others will be helped to be successful as well.