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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (184 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: John Burke Narrator: Tom Casaletto Publisher: HarperCollins Christian Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2008 ISBN: 9780310278757
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How do we live out the message of Jesus in today’s ever-changing culture? The church is facing its greatest challenge—and its greatest opportunity—in our postmodern, post-Christian world. God is drawing thousands of spiritually curious “imperfect people” to become his church—but how are we doing at welcoming them? No Perfect People Allowed shows you how to deconstruct the five main barriers standing between emerging generations and your church by creating the right culture. From inspiring stories of real people once far from God, to practical ideas that can be applied by any local church, this book offers a refreshing vision of the potential and power of the Body of Christ to transform lives today. “We now are living in a post-Christian America—and that means we must be rethinking ministry through a missionary mindset. What makes this book both unique and extremely helpful is that it is filled with real-life stories of post-Christian people becoming followers of Jesus—not just statistics or data about them.” Dan Kimball, Author, The Emerging Church ". . . John's 'get it' factor with people, lost or found, is something to behold! Reading this book filled me with optimism regarding the next generation of pastors and faith communities . . . " Bill Hybels, Senior Pastor, Willow Creek Community Church No Perfect People Allowed is a timely and necessary word for church leaders in a post Christian culture. John Burke serves up quite a tasty meal full of the rich nutrients that will strengthen the Body of Christ. Randy Frazee, Senior Pastor, Pantego Bible Church; Author, The Connecting Church and Making Room for Life 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 Dan | 1/18/2014

    " This book greatly influenced the way I think about church. I don't endorse everything in this book, but it was certainly helpful in informing me, and raising hard questions to think through, in regards to the church. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rustin klafka | 1/7/2014

    " this book has great stories about life changing relationships. it is a good look at how christianity should act. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jacob | 12/6/2013

    " Honestly, I did a "quick read" of this book. We were reading it for a book club of sorts so I had to power through it. It was pretty good, and the guy had some interesting stories, but I feel like the book could have been half the length and still communicated exactly what the author set out to say. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nathan Tate | 10/9/2013

    " If this is not the best book I've read, it's in the top three. EVERY church leader needs to read this book. I've read it twice. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mike Jones | 8/3/2013

    " If you want to live and do ministry missionally, this book will blow your mind! Burke helped open my eyes to the changing culture we live and gave definition to the people God has called me to be a part in reaching. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brad Ruggles | 7/29/2013

    " One of the cornerstone books that helped shape our church plant. If I am asked by church planters what is the one book that I would recommend that they read prior to planting a church, I recommend this one. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jake | 7/22/2013

    " Jesus came back for sinners willing to humble there self and accept his free gift eternal life. This book is abought Gods perfect work in imperfect people and how the church should accept everyone as Christ would!We are all sinners saved by grace and it is never our place to judge! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 John | 10/9/2012

    " a book about emergent churches. just an ok read, a little sappy every once in a while. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cheryl | 9/19/2012

    " My small group is currently reading this and we meet every week to discuss the chapter. It answers tough questions and really is a true example of how to accept and love others like Jesus loved. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Anita Estes | 9/5/2012

    " This is a great book for all Christ followers to read in learning how to make their faith more real and authentic for others to see what true Christianity is all about. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kenny Conley | 8/19/2012

    " My pastor wrote this book, but I read it before I came to work at Gateway. This is the first book I've read that truly describes what ministry to the post-modern culture looks like when it comes from a church with this as it's DNA, not a church taking on an approach/strategy. INSPIRATIONAL! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jessica | 5/24/2012

    " I rarely don't finish a book- but I didn't finish this one. The point was that it doesn't matter what we say-- if we don't show people the love of Christ, it won't matter. I'm not sure the book needed so many stories and chapters to get this point across. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 valerie | 4/20/2012

    " One of my favorites! Such a great picture of what the church should look like. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jodi | 4/11/2012

    " Not as well written as I might like but a great story of how a congregation can be accepting and loving to the point of drawing people in and loving them into change, not requiring them to change in order to feel comfortable. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Suzanne Benner | 1/28/2012

    " Bought the book after I heard John Burke speak. Great insight into how to talk with hurting people. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sherilyn | 8/9/2011

    " This book challenged me, convicted me and sometimes did not sit well with me but it definitely made me think about things in a different way. A great read for anyone who was raised in a legalistic background. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christine | 7/21/2011

    " Great read for those in church leadership today. Have a bit of a biased opinion since I've been at Gateway Church since it's really early days. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cheryl | 4/24/2011

    " My small group is currently reading this and we meet every week to discuss the chapter. It answers tough questions and really is a true example of how to accept and love others like Jesus loved. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Anita | 2/5/2011

    " This is a great book for all Christ followers to read in learning how to make their faith more real and authentic for others to see what true Christianity is all about. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kenny | 1/27/2010

    " My pastor wrote this book, but I read it before I came to work at Gateway. This is the first book I've read that truly describes what ministry to the post-modern culture looks like when it comes from a church with this as it's DNA, not a church taking on an approach/strategy. INSPIRATIONAL! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 valerie | 1/17/2010

    " One of my favorites! Such a great picture of what the church should look like. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jodi | 5/18/2009

    " Not as well written as I might like but a great story of how a congregation can be accepting and loving to the point of drawing people in and loving them into change, not requiring them to change in order to feel comfortable. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jessica | 3/11/2009

    " I rarely don't finish a book- but I didn't finish this one. The point was that it doesn't matter what we say-- if we don't show people the love of Christ, it won't matter. I'm not sure the book needed so many stories and chapters to get this point across. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jake | 2/16/2009

    " Jesus came back for sinners willing to humble there self and accept his free gift eternal life. This book is abought Gods perfect work in imperfect people and how the church should accept everyone as Christ would!We are all sinners saved by grace and it is never our place to judge! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nathan | 2/2/2009

    " If this is not the best book I've read, it's in the top three. EVERY church leader needs to read this book. I've read it twice. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christine | 3/31/2008

    " Great read for those in church leadership today. Have a bit of a biased opinion since I've been at Gateway Church since it's really early days. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mike | 2/26/2008

    " If you want to live and do ministry missionally, this book will blow your mind! Burke helped open my eyes to the changing culture we live and gave definition to the people God has called me to be a part in reaching. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 John | 8/23/2007

    " a book about emergent churches. just an ok read, a little sappy every once in a while. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rustin | 7/30/2007

    " this book has great stories about life changing relationships. it is a good look at how christianity should act. "

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