An Unstoppable Force Paperback

Daring to be the Church that God intended

by Erwin Mcmanus;

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An Unstoppable Force

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“The vast ocean of the unknown can only be navigated through the compass of an ancient text. The maps that will guide you reflect a noble past, willing decode the present context. The journey you have embarked upon searches not for the world you've known, but for the mysteries of the future.”

With these words relating the future of the Church directly to the Bible, the author opens his book pointing you away from the present stagnation and ‘safe’ theology of past and present culture, towards engaging with Christ in a new and dangerous faith for the future.

In this timely reissue of the 2001 original, the author describes how globalization and massive urbanisation requires every church  to do something or risk extinction. The book opens the eyes of those who haven’t noticed or have ignored what’s going on, and reassures the visionary who’s known for a long time that, like the living organism it is, a church has to move with purpose to stay alive.

Yet the duty that the author lays upon the Body of Christ, is to first move back to the past, so we can see the future. McManus challenges the Church to find a radical new vision for itself in the post-modern era by emulating the first century apostles and how 12 individuals and their followers changed the world.

Erwin McManus calls us to re-examine everything about how we do church; challenging you to see God's vision for its mission and purpose with practical ways for your church to find its unique voice and identity to express Christ's love and faith to your culture. With interactive questions in each chapter, he fosters discussion about the life of your church, its focus on Christ, and how it can be the unstoppable, forceful Church that God had in mind.

An Unstoppable Force by Erwin Mcmanus was published by David C Cook in January 2013 and is our 43337th best seller. The ISBN for An Unstoppable Force is 9781434703217.

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Originally written in 2001, Erwin Raphael McManus vision-casting, paradigm-shifting book on the power of the church is available in a new paperback edition with updated references and stories.

As the world around us changes at record-speed, An Unstoppable Force imagines a church that embraces change by remaining fully committed to its apostolic calling. Church leaders will discover new ways of engaging communities through vibrant, relevant ministries and clear, innovative communication.

An Unstoppable Force challenges churches to cast aside methods that are broken or atrophied and embrace the future of the Church with vigor. McManusÂ’ prophetic voice outlines a church that is not a refuge from the world, but a refuge to the world. Christians on the forefront of the church movement must be ready to let go of the past and move forward.

- A "force" created to change the world.
- A Church engaged with its community, daring to cut itself free from atrophied practices and programs
- A Church that will flourish in creative and compelling worship.
- A Church that risks reaching out to our jaded culture with "outside the box" expressions of faith and love.
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Friction – Traction
Change theology
Cultural ahchitecture
The cultural architect
Spirit design theory
Soul environments
A radical standard


"I love this book because Erwin loves the church. Growing churches require growing leaders. This book will help." - Rick Warren, Saddleback Church.

"If I could only recommend one book for every religious leader, this would be the one." - Leonard Sweet, Drew University.

"Unstoppable Force contains insights and principles that I believe can help churches grow and reach their full potential in Christ." - Bill McCartney, Promise Keepers.

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Surprising. Risky. Daring to change the world… Church just got really interesting!

New life comes into a church-an apostolic ethos-when it realises its destiny is found in its early church origins. A living part of the body of Christ. Driven to find its uniqueness beyond being a cookie cutter copy of the "successful church." An Unstoppable Force will:

*Challenge you to see God's vision for the mission and purpose of the church.
*Help you to explore specific changes in the culture that call for immediate change in the church.
*Offer practical ways for your church to find its unique voice and identity to express Christ's love and faith to your culture.
*Present interactive questions in each chapter to foster discussion about the life of your church, its focus on Christ, and how it can be a richer influence on your culture. Never settle for church as usual again! Let An Unstoppable Force excite and inspire you to be part of the Church that God had in mind!

Erwin Raphael McManus serves as Lead Pastor of Mosaic, a uniquely innovative and international congregation in Los Angeles, California. A national and international strategist and speaker on culture, change, creativity and leadership, Erwin also serves as Distinguished Lecturer and Futurist for Bethel Theological Seminary.


Details for An Unstoppable Force

Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherDavid C Cook (January 2013)
Number of Pages352
Thickness25 mm
Height209 mm
Width140 mm
Product Code4079363
Page last updated 16th April 2018
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