Imagine an atheist and an evangelical pastor visiting 15 of the "top" evangelical churches in America and "critiquing" them. I heard Matt Casper speak at the 2008 CMA Conference in Ontario and it was an eye-opening experience, along with the "What can we do to convert you?" questions from the audieianity in all it's splendor.
I discovered this book at last year's CMA Conference where one of it's authors, Ori Brafman, spoke. But I didn't buy it then. This year I was a little more "flush" with book money, so I bought a copy and read it...Wow Great stuff. You gotta check it out.
HALF-OFF of 2007 Conference Recordings
>> while Supplies Last
Organic Church Movements Conference 2007 DVDs & CDs
CD prices slashed to $5 each & DVDs to $6
Why Didn't I Take the Blue Pill? The Dark Side of Organic Church- by Neil Cole
Qualities of a Missional Leader - by Reggie McNeal
Thinking Prophetically and Acting Apostolically - by Wolfgang Simson
Jesus Made Me Do It- by Alan Hirsch
Starfish Organizations: the Unstoppable Power of Decentralized Movements- by Ori Brafman
Mobilizing the Other Half of the Army: Women in Leadership Roles - by Felicity Dale
>>PLUS 14 workshops on many facets of Organic Church. Buy one session or all of them! (DVDs are only of Keynote Sessions).