An instructional book told in narrative style, The Coffee Shop that Changed a Church: Discovering the Net Effect is as engaging as any good fiction. Author Steve Parr has emerged as a respected voice in communicating the true dynamics of churches that thrive in reaching and making disciples. His ideas are not only theoretical; he led a ministry that baptized over 1500 people in fourteen years. Price includes shipping.
“A must read for every pastor, especially young pastors and lay leaders in the church, any church. Entertaining, real, heart-warming, humorous, and educational are all words that accurately describe this book.”
– Dr. J. Robert White, executive director of the Georgia Baptist Convention
“I have known that God gifted Steve Parr in evangelism and church leadership. Now I know He has gifted him as a novelist. This book brings together solid instruction in evangelism leadership through the medium of a novel with gripping interest and power. I could hardly put this work down. I will commend it to my students and other faculty. Everyone concerned about the Great Commission must rush to get a copy of this book and read it immediately!”
– Dr. David Mills, professor of evangelism at the Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Fort Worth, TX
“Steve Parr has done it again—this time in a fresh and creative way. The Coffee Shop That Changed a Church delivers practical insights into how to make your leadership more effective and does it in a realistic and dramatic story form.”
– Josh Hunt, pastor and author, Las Cruces, NM
“The Coffee Shop That Changed a Church is a great read—not only fun, tender, heart-pumping, and angering at times—it also takes a realistic look at many 21st-century churches. The book raises critical issues and offers truly workable solutions to much of the evangelistic malaise that has overtaken far too many believers.”
– Dwight Moss, Minister of Education, Decatur, Alabama
About the Author
Steve Parr, MDiv, DMin, is vice-president of staff coordination and development for the Georgia Baptist Convention. Other books include Evangelistic Effectiveness: Differences in Mindsets and Methods (Baxter) and Sunday School That Really Excels (Kregel). Steve is married to Carolyn and has three adult daughters.