May 25, 2011

"Small Is Big" review


Sometimes small can seem bigger than big itself.  Strange sounding I know but to Tony and Felicity Dale it made perfect sense.  Moving from England to the United States  they began a new life in Texas.  This new life was very unknowing and odd to them.  After 9 long years, Tony and Felicity finally listened to God and realized they had a mission to do.  This mission revolved around the breaking down of your tradition church to a smaller, more personal, home church.  The Dales felt you could learn more and grow deeper in God's word through these smaller groups.

As the small home groups met and worshiped more people felt led to join.  Then these small groups became large, so new, smaller home groups branched from the larger "church".
 Tony and Felicity believed they had done as God had led them.  They studied and discussed God's word and prayed for his guidance.  They were still drawn to continuing this "small is big" idea of learning more about God and teaching others how to do the same.
Leaders were picked in each home group.  Just as parents lead their children, these leaders lead their home group.  If these leaders feel led to branch off and start a smaller group then they do so.  Many, eager and lost people have found their place within these home groups.  Some people still feel the "traditional" church is their place and so they stay where they were. 
Tony and Felicity feel they are completing God's plan for them and they continue to teach others today about the idea of home groups all over the U.S.

I was not compensated to do this review.  I received "Small Is Big" for review purposes.
The opinions of this book are strictly my own.
Tyndale House Publishers has provided me with a complimentary copy of this book.

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