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Plans or people?

Do you need a blood supply or a skeleton? Precisely. This book fall into the same trap of setting up a strong ‘either/or’ when it should be discussing a ‘both/and’. The authors argue the church needs to release people’s potential by being person-centred; to achieve this it must reject ‘institutional and leadership’ views. We all can describe poor examples of the latter, as they do, but the regular use of ‘straw men’ to make their case fails to persuade.

Ray Evans, serves on the leadership team of Grace Community Church, Bedford

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Leadership that releases our potential.
By Catherine Cowell and Sean Kennedy
Instant Apostle. 292 pages. £12.99
ISBN 978 1 909 728 288