• Barefoot Church

  • Serving the Least in a Consumer Culture
  • By: Brandon Hatmaker
  • Narrated by: Adam Black
  • Length: 6 hrs and 9 mins
  • 4.4 out of 5 stars (54 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

There's got to be more to church than this.

People around the world are seeking a community that focuses more on others than on themselves. Yet most don't know where to start.

Drawing from his own journey, Brandon Hatmaker reminds us that serving the least is not a trendy act of benevolence but a lifestyle of authentic community and spiritual transformation. In Barefoot Church, Brandon offers practical ideas for creating service-based, missional communities and explains how the organizational structure of a church can be created or restructured for mission in any context. He demonstrates how any church can truly be a catalyst for individual, collective, and social renewal.

Whether you are a leader or a layperson, this book is meant to renew your passion for the church and inspire you to take your affections off yourself, place them on people who have nothing to offer you, and lead others to do the same.

©2011 Brandon Hatmaker; 2011 Zondervan

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Awesome

Would you consider the audio edition of Barefoot Church to be better than the print version?

A book is always better in paper but this is also very well done. I have trouble reading and comprehending so getting an audio book helps me with understanding the content.

What did you like best about this story?

The book is about serving the communities around you as God has called us to do. It is incredibly insightful and a must read for anyone in urban ministry.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

yes, but I'm using it for a text book and i have to stop and write summaries after each chapter.

Any additional comments?

just get the book whether its a paper copy or audio, you need to read this book.

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The return of Christianity to social relevance.

Would you listen to Barefoot Church again? Why?

Yes I will, "The Barefoot Church" is an honest and telling story of a Pastor and his church on a journey to bring practical expression of their faith. This story addresses the lack of social relevance of modern Christianity as practiced by much of the church in America, as well as providing practical methods for reengaging the culture. Well worth the time!

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Not what I expected yet more traditional.

I ignorantly bought this audio book for completely different reasons. It was eye opening in it's simplicity however. Don't be like me, study the premise to get an idea of the gist of the book. For what it is, I would recommend this read.

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