Book Reviews/Dissertations and Thesis Notices

Volume 8
Issue 2, Winter 2017
Book Reviews/Dissertations and Thesis Notices

Elliott, Stephen D. By Signs and Wonders: How the Holy Spirit Grows the Church. Franklin, TN: Seedbed, 2014. 178 pp.
Reviewed by Aaron Perry, PhD, Assistant Professor of Pastoral Care and Christian Ministry at Wesley
Seminary at Indiana Wesleyan University in Marion, IN.

Payne, J.D. Apostolic Church Planting: Birthing New Churches from New Believers. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2015. 128 pp.
Reviewed by Joey Chen. Lead pastor at Sunset Church in San Francisco, California.

Ott, Craig, Ed. The Mission of the Church: Five Views in Conversation. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic, 2106. 181 pp.
Reviewed by Dustin Slaton, Campus Pastor of the South Campus of Green Acres Baptist Church of
Tyler, TX and a PhD student at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.

Patrick, Darrin. Church Planter: The Man, The Message, The Mission. Wheaton: Crossway, 2010. Print. 240 pp.
Reviewed by Jamie Booth. He is pursuing a Doctor of Ministry degree from Talbot School of Theology, La Mirada, California. Booth serves as the Executive Pastor of Calvary Christian Church, Lynnfield,Massachusetts.

Looney, Jared. Crossroads of the Nations: Diaspora, Globalization, and Evangelism. Portland, OR: Urban Loft Publishers, 2015. 330 pp.
Reviewed by David B. Srygley, Pulpit minister for the Arlington Heights Church of Christ in
Corpus Christi, TX, and holds D.EdMin from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.

Dissertation and Theses Notices
Compiled by Gary L. McIntosh, D.Min., Ph.D.

“Church revitalization: A case study of Bayview Church of Guam”
Author: Elwell, Kevin W., D.Min., Talbot School of Theology, 2016. 136 pages.

“Equipping a select group of leaders of Holly Grove Baptist Church, Spring Hope, North Carolina, to pray in preparation for church revitalization.”
Author: Lee, Sean Allen, D.Min., Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, 2016. 111 pages.

“Assessing congregational culture for effective leadership.”
Author: Mattingly, Chad, D.Min., Asbury Theological Seminary, 2016. 142 pages.

“Developing a training module for church revitalization utilizing church planting methodologies with a select group of members of Fontaine Baptist Church in Martinsville, Virginia.”
Author: Shanks, Andrew P., Ph.D., The Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, 2016. 156 pages.

“Revitalizing Wesley United Methodist Church by reclaiming a biblical understanding of the role of pastor.”
Author: Vanden Langenberg, Tim J., D.Min., Assemblies of God Theological Seminary, 2016. 238 pages.

“The anthropological pastor: Navigating the culture of an established church by implementing anthropological tools and resources.”
Author: Turpin, Christopher Eric, D.Min., Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, 2016. 311 pages.

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