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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (743 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Mark Driscoll Narrator: Art Carlson Publisher: HarperCollins Christian Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2009 ISBN: 9780310304692
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This is the story of the birth and growth of Seattle’s innovative Mars Hill Church, one of America’s fastest growing churches located in one of America’s toughest mission fields. It’s also the story of the growth of a pastor, the mistakes he’s made along the way, and God’s grace and work in spite of those mistakes. Mark Driscoll’s emerging, missional church took a rocky road from its start in a hot, upstairs youth room with gold shag carpet to its current weekly attendance of thousands. With engaging humor, humility, and candor, Driscoll shares the failures, frustrations, and just plain messiness of trying to build a church that is faithful to the gospel of Christ in a highly post-Christian culture. In the telling, he’s not afraid to skewer some sacred cows of traditional, contemporary, and emerging churches. Each chapter discusses not only the hard lessons learned but also the principles and practices that worked and that can inform your church’s ministry, no matter its present size. The book includes discussion questions and appendix resources. “After reading a book like this, you can never go back to being an inwardly focused church without a mission. Even if you disagree with Mark about some of the things he says, you cannot help but be convicted to the inner core about what it means to have a heart for those who don’t know Jesus.”—Dan Kimball, author,The Emerging Church “… will make you laugh, cry, and get mad … school you, shape you, and mold you into the right kind of priorities to lead the church in today’s messy world.”—Robert Webber, Northern Seminary Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Big Mike | 2/10/2014

    " Great stories of how Mark started Mars Hill church in Seattle. Some were funny, others eye-opening, and still others were shocking. I respect Mark's view of Scripture very much. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Toby | 2/10/2014

    " Again, this is really somewhere between a 3 and a 4, but there are a number of really helpful things in this book, especially for pastors and church planters. I have my quibbles, and he certainly doesn't cover all of the areas of church life and church planting. But there's a lot of good stuff here. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carey | 2/8/2014

    " I thought this was a very insightful and informative book on Church Planting. Mark Driscoll not only gives a history of his church, but explains his reasoning for his moves, how he messed up and things he would have changed with his approach. I loved it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chase Hairston | 2/5/2014

    " A very funny and entertaining read. All church planters ought to read this one. A great book that is both "learn from my mistakes" and "look how the Lord blessed and grew something that should have never made it." Driscoll gets colloquial "just right"...not too much, nor too haughty. Driscoll haters should start here without a doubt. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chad Gray | 1/30/2014

    " Love this book and this pastor. I'm thankful for his honest assessment of himself in the hopes that it will help other pastors and leaders. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Karel Castro | 1/22/2014

    " He's funny, but too crass for my taste "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Garrett | 1/18/2014

    " Solid read. Will open your eyes to the mission of the church and how we must always remember what Jesus calls us to specifically for our context. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Taylor | 1/10/2014

    " Informative and insightful on beginnings of urban, missional ministry. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amy | 1/6/2014

    " From Pastor Brad's library of books that make you want to start your own church... a refreshingly honest story of one pastor's journey from home- to mega-church leader, warts & all. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Brian | 12/27/2013

    " not amazing. but real good. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kim Pollard | 12/23/2013

    " LOVED THIS BOOK. Read it cover to cover in 4 hours. An incredible book on church planting, pastoring, and leadership. Highly recommend to anyone in ministry or thinking about a church plant "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Will Green | 12/6/2013

    " Read on the flight that took me to Seattle, which feels like forever ago. It was a good book, with a lot of useful insights on what its like to plant a church, and the challenges faced - often silently - by the leaders who do. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Daniel | 12/5/2013

    " An interesting and enjoyable read for, but not a must read. Not a book I think other's need to read. Some food for thought, both in creating a nuanced perspective on some things and some things to disagree with. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kala | 11/15/2013

    " Love the honesty of my communities lead pastor. Mark you are an encouragement to me. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mark Taylor | 6/23/2013

    " Not quite as powerful as The Radical Reformission, but Confessions still gives an honest and insightful story of Dricoll's successes and failures in leading Mars Hill and offers much food for thought along the way. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Douglas Wilson | 2/22/2013

    " I really enjoyed this book. Good food for thought. If a person knows how to distinguish between principles and methods, a lot here can transfer from one cultural setting to another. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kurt | 12/2/2012

    " An honest description of where Mars Hill has been as a church, with plenty of Driscoll humor and stories. Helpful for assessing strengths and weaknesses in churches of various sizes. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Matthew Condra | 11/17/2012

    " Solid thoughts and eye opening stories that will help you decipher the church God has put on your heart to build. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lindsey Doolan | 10/11/2012

    " Wowza. Some stuff I'm not really sure I agree with, but it's very clear that God is using this man to do great things in Seattle. He is very wise and very humble, and this book is well worth reading. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Job Dalomba | 9/17/2012

    " This is one of my favorite books I've ever read. Very entertaining and helpful. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Steve | 8/30/2012

    " A bit of a roller coaster story.. certainly plenty to think about and learn from. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Fred | 4/12/2012

    " Challenging read. many helpful insights for pastoral types. Really made me think about how I do what I do. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jstrick | 1/18/2012

    " Interesting autobiography of Driscoll and the beginning of Mars Hill church. A little over the top at parts in it's language/tone, but that's pretty normal for Driscoll. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Luke Evans | 11/23/2011

    " Lots of helpful things. Some ridiculous things. Few really arrogant things. Typical Driscoll. Thankful for Mars Hill Church. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Daniel Alvers | 10/18/2011

    " Made me laugh alot. Made me think alot. Made me want to plant churches alot. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Katy Reed | 9/17/2011

    " Cool to read a biography about the history of my church family. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Janthomas | 5/10/2011

    " Honest, funny and inspiring story of the planting and growth of Mars Hill Church, Seattle. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Leslee | 3/3/2011

    " I really enjoyed this book. It was a neat look into how Mars Hill Church and Acts 29 got going. Driscoll, though at times slightly inappropriate, tells an amazing story about starting a church in a place very hostile to the Gospel. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Vernon | 2/12/2011

    " Mark Driscoll Lead Pastor / Elder at Mars Hill Church in Seattle recalls the history of Mars Hill Church. He provides insight and advice as to what things he and the elders did well and what things they did not do so well. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ben | 1/25/2011

    " Good stuff here! Some of the same stuff I have learned over the years but a good refresher into what a elder, deacon, member, woman, and leadership team looks like working together. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kim | 1/13/2011

    " nice, short, to the point read on church leadership. i like. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brian | 12/31/2010

    " If you like Mark Driscoll then this won't disappoint. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ron | 11/1/2009

    " Great book on church leadership, can be read in a little over an hour. Great book for small groups or people who are entering into church leadership. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Todd | 6/11/2009

    " Succint...clear...to the point...and funny (as Mark always is). I really like the way Mark brings it all back to the word "authority" ... how true and needed. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rj | 10/21/2008

    " About an hour read and simply describes church leadership, elders, and the structure of the church. It also looks at the biblical teachings of an male-eldership. "

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About the Author
Author Mark Driscoll

Mark Driscoll is the founding pastor of Mars Hill Church in Seattle and is one of the world’s most downloaded and quoted pastors. He was also named one of the 25 Most Influential Pastors of the Past 25 Years by Preaching magazine, and his sermons are consistently #1 on iTunes each week for Religion and Spirituality, with over 10 million downloads each year. He received a BA in speech communication from the Edward R. Murrow School of Communication at Washington State University, and he holds a master’s degree in Exegetical Theology from Western Seminary in Portland. He is the author of more than a dozen books.