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Bookstore Buyers Need Discernment

This graphic appeared at the blog of Jim Wright, Crossroad Junction:


Underneath, he wrote:

Some do it, others write about it. Some live it, others want to tell you how you ought to live it.

For those of us entrusted with buying and promoting the books that others read, this is of vital importance. There are so many market segments, and so many voices, that it’s hard for many of us to keep track of who is who. 

But we must be diligent, as spiritual gatekeepers of our communities. Jim goes on to write:

…Since then, I’ve learned to be much more discerning about those those who promote books, blogs and other resources on how to be the church:

•  Do they have an ongoing, successful history of being part of – and are they currently rooted in and accountable to – a functioning local church that is actually applying what they are now promoting?

•  If so, have their concepts, as applied to their own local church, exhibited actual sustained health – with tangible outward evidence?

•  Do they provide that evidence, in the form of specific stories involving real people and real churches, in their books, blogs, conference engagements, DVDs and e-magazines?

If they don’t routinely provide concrete accounts of their ideas and concepts actually working in their own life, and in their own church, then move on.

You can read the whole article here.

  1. April 22, 2014 at 10:21 pm

    Good advice. Start with Jim Wright.


    • April 22, 2014 at 10:32 pm

      Okay…obviously you guys have some stuff going on, but posting this now to an October, 2013 blog post isn’t going to be seen by very many people.

  1. October 21, 2013 at 7:46 am

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