Right now, there are congregants who would rather stay in bed each Sunday morning and soon enough will. Likewise, preachers who want to resign every Monday after another uninspired weekend worship service may study the want ads more closely than upcoming sermon notes.
Authors Mac Brunson and Ergun Caner draw parallels between sicknesses of the human body and ailments among members of the body of Christ. Practicing a science of spiritual forensics to prevent churches from dying, they examine, diagnose, and offer treatment for the cancer of gossip, the atrophy of shrunken faith, shortsighted vision, hardening of the heart, and more.
Why Churches Die is a spiritual breakthrough for the church uniquely conveyed through a medical motif.
Mac Brunson is senior pastor of First Baptist Church in Dallas, Texas. He served as president of the North Carolina Baptist State Convention and as president of the Pastors’ Conference of the Southern Baptist Convention. Mac and his wife, Debbie, have three children.
Ergun Caner is dean of Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary of Liberty University. He is the best-selling author of Unveiling Islam: An Insider’s Look at Muslim Life and Belief and co-author of The Sacred Trust: Sketches of the Southern Baptist Convention Presidents, available from Logos as part of the Broadman & Holman Baptist History Collection (11 Vols.). Ergun and his family reside near Lynchburg, Virginia.