Dave Swavely is the planter of three churches and the founder of The Way With Words nonprofit ministry. He is the coauthor of Life in the Father's House: A Member's Guide to the Local Church (with Wayne Mack) and From Embers to a Flame: How God Can Revitalize Your Church (with Harry Reeder) and is the sole author of Decisions Decisions, Who Are You to Judge?, and Unto Others: Rediscovering the Golden Rule, as well as many fiction titles. See more at www.daveswavely.com. Harry L. Reeder III (DMin, Reformed Theological Seminary) was senior pastor of Briarwood Presbyterian Church in Birmingham, Alabama, for more than twenty years. A popular conference speaker and the author of several books, Reeder also spoke daily on the radio program and podcast InPerspective.
Harry Reeder is more than a great preacher--he is gifted at
spiritually revitalizing local congregations. And unless your
church is a brand-new church plant, it needs some level of renewal!
So we all can learn much from this volume.--Timothy Keller,
Founding Pastor, Redeemer Presbyterian Church, Manhattan; Chairman
and Cofounder, Redeemer City to City (CTC)
I highly recommend this book. Harry Reeder is well qualified to write on church revitalization. He has seen two churches dramatically revitalized under his leadership and has for years coached other churches in the principles through seminars and ongoing consultation. This is an extremely important area, and Harry is an expert in the field.--Frank M. Barker Jr.
Revitalizing churches is not easy, but Harry Reeder has done it and done it effectively more than once. He knows as much about it as anyone. If we hope to restore spiritual health to our churches, then this book deserves careful attention.--Luder G. Whitlock Jr., President Emeritus, Reformed Theological Seminary, Orlando