Could you give me your help in picking the title for my next book (October 2009)? This book will be primarily on community (e.g., fellowship, relationships, etc.). As you know this is an important theme in the cell church/small group world.
Yet, there are a lot of books on community, so we decided to focus on how a follower of Jesus needs to be more relational and community oriented. I will establish the problem (isolationism/individualism) and talk about how God uses community relationships to make us more like him. And yes, I will talk about how those leading future groups need to be shaped in community.
My editor felt it would be best to use the term â€œdiscipleâ€ or â€œdiscipleshipâ€ to broaden the audience (some wonâ€™t pick up a book on leadership). However, I’ve received some feedback from those who think I should direct this book toward future leaders (this has been an emphasis in my past books). Iâ€™d like to know what you think.
Could you give me your #1 and #2 favorites:
- The Relational Disciple: the priority of living in community
- The Relational Leader: from Isolationism to Community
- Relational Discipleship: how God Uses Community to Shape Followers of Jesus
- Relational Leadership: how God Uses Community to Shape Us
- Relationships: how God uses Community to Shape Us as Followers of Jesus
3 thoughts on “Help in Picking the Title for My Book on Community”
Now that you narrowed it to these my choices are
#1 Relational Leadership: how God Uses Community to Shape Us
#2 The Relational Disciple: the priority of living in community
I’ll go along with Michael – other ones are a little bit too wordy.
Sorry to change the subject. Could any of you help us understand a new ‘fad’, this “movement” born in the US and called the “Organic House Churches” that pretend their return to Acts 2 and the “biblical” house churches, taking as a model the ‘house church in China’ and other places. They are totally against any formal church organization, church buildings for worship or celebrations, etc. They are stealing people away from churches and even organized cell churches, atracting them to a totally informal house churches and teaching against any form of ecclesiastic authorities. If we already hace serious problems before the government because the church is so divided, imagine what could happen with all these people acting as informal churches, which will be seen as an illegal church. Thanks for the help. Blessings!!!
Rev. Fernando Lay