In Spent Matches, Roy Moran challenges the thinking and mindset of many in churches today with a non-apologetic no-holds-barred style. Anyone who will argue that the sky is lime green even when confronted with the truth that it is blue will not like this book. Moran challenges the current practices of church evangelical strategies as ineffective and calls for change, knowing that many are so steeped in tradition and will fight to defend against any change, even change for the better. My experiences in most churches is the same; that many people go to church for their own comfort and tradition and are resistant to any change, even such silly things as having to sit on a different pew one Sunday because a visitor sat in “their” spot. In this book Roy Moran says it is time for a change and challenges the church to be open to a different way of doing things.
This book is going to be loved by anyone in church that feels dissatisfied and/or empty with the way things are, anyone who feels their church is missing the point, and anyone open to change. Moran has done his homework and backs up what he says with scripture. A must read for anyone in church, whether as a member or as a church leader.
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