Permission Granted to Do Church Differently in the 21st Century

Permission Granted to Do Church Differently in the 21st Century

by Graham Cooke, Gary Goodell

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ISBN-13: 9780768493818
Publisher: Destiny Image, Inc.
Publication date: 07/28/2011
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 280
File size: 744 KB

About the Author

Graham Cooke lives in Vacaville, California with his wife Theresa. An author and publisher, Graham is also a popular conference speaker, trainer and consultant. He is part of a think tank in his home church, The Mission, where he examines the journey from the present to the future.

Gary Goodell has been doing ministry stuff for 40 years. He directs Permission Ministries , a mentoring system for Simple Church and helps lead He is the father of two married children and grandfather of six. He and his wife, Jane, live in San Diego, California.

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I thoroughly enjoyed Graham Cooke's "A Divine Confrontation." So when I saw his name on this book I was ready to dive in and find out his perspectives on doing church differently in the 21st century. Sadly, the totality of this book is about developing what the authors refer to as a "Third Day" church. The main thrust of this (movement?) centers around conducting worship that has no specific time limit or central direction. While I am all for Christians becoming more involved in worship in a variety of different ways, what Goodell and Cooke seem to propose here is a lengthy (as long as it takes, which I'm sure would NOT work with families with small children!) worship time with everyone involved in prophecy, speaking in tongues, interpretation, praying, singing, etc. Again, there's nothing wrong with allowing the Holy Spirit to move in worship more than we do (most churches tend to "program" the Spirit right out of worship!), but I find it difficult to see very many churches opting for a multi-hour worship that has little oversight and where everyone seems to do whatever strikes them at the time.