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It's no secret that the church today has lost its influence in culture.

But why? With the technology, affluence, and knowledge we have today, why are we less effective than the first-century church - which didn't have social media or fancy buildings or professional pastors or even religious freedom?

What are we missing?

In this vital, eye-opening book, best-selling author Ed Silvoso digs into Scripture, unearthing Jesus' true design for his church - his Ekklesia. He shows how the early church was a radical, countercultural force of people who transformed the hostile, pagan places in which they lived. Here Dr. Silvoso shows how we, in the midst of the social, economic, political, and moral chaos in our world today, can once again become the revolutionary, transformational, life-giving Ekklesia Jesus called us to be.

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What the Church could be...

Ed Silvoso takes us on a journey from Antioch to Asia, from the Middle East to Mexico, from Ephesus to Argentina. This book weaves the principles of Prayer Evangelism and Transformation through a challenge to the Church to become what she is called to be.

Whilst Silvoso speaks with the convictions and experiences of a Pentecostal believer, his passion married to biblical exposition and contemporary narrative makes this a brilliant book to read or listen to.

My soul has been stirred again as an evangelist and leader to believe that the redemption paid for by Christ, and the work of the Holy Spirit in and through His people, will lead to Acts-like demonstrations of God's saving and transforming power , not just for individuals, but for families, communities, towns, cities and nations.

Read this book and let its truth seep into your soul

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Challenging and Revolutionary!

This book is brave enough to ask the questions that should have been raised a long time ago and it goes on to offer insights and solutions!

It's a but of a marathon so I don't advise you Tey to finish this in a day however exciting it may seem. A notepad and pen is advised.

Finally I must point out that the views in this book will be to radical for some to hear even though the heart behind it is Biblical and Godly.
A humble heart and willingness to see the world afresh is advised and you will get the most out of this book.

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  • tbrinkley
  • 04-09-18

big picture and inspiration

This book encapsulates Ed Silvoso's last four books excellently summarizing them from a high-level view. It gives many stories from around the world that show how reproducible this model is, as well as practical steps to accomplish the elimination of poverty at a local, state, and National level, starting with your sphere of influence. Have your Bibles out, because he bases his 5 pivotal paradigms and the prayer evangelism model off of a lot of scripture. I was deeply and personally challenged to go farther and deeper in my relationship with Jesus Christ.

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  • Utilisateur anonyme
  • 17-03-21

The knowledge of this book was priceless .

Narrator was easy too listen too. Great book to study from and use the information to practice a rich Christan life.

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  • scott spiess
  • 17-12-20

Read it and do it!

very good teaching on the Ekklesia. so very helpful to see we were never called to be "church" as we know it. the Greek word is Ekklesia and Silvoso does an excellent job showing the more that it available and to which we are called.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 27-11-20

Amazing!

This is a must-read for every believer. It is an eye-opener. After listening to this, I had to order the book. Ed Silvoso is a great teacher for this generation.

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  • Lifted
  • 09-11-20

Truly life changing

A must read for everyone who calls themselves a Christian. I am inspired like never before.

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  • Ct
  • 15-08-20

Excellent teaching for transformation!

Excellent teaching with Biblical backing and testimonies that share the impact. It inspires change and equips in practical ways! Must have for every believer who wants to see their city and nations transformed!

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  • Utilisateur anonyme
  • 12-08-20

This book pulled so much together for me.

I heard Bill Johnson recommended it very highly. So I was interested. It did not disappoint, I'll be reading again and taking notes this time.

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  • Elephant
  • 16-04-20

awesome!!!

filled my heart. with love, joy and the promise of an amazing future. I will be listening to this book over and over for the. spiritual guidance it gives. God is amazing.

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  • Art H.
  • 17-12-19

A book all Christ followers must read now!

Silvoso's long-tested, masterfully landscaped and logically presented strategy for the Spirit led Ekklesia (formerly called the Church) lovingly removes the scales from the eyes of disciples of Jesus worldwide. It is the do-over our hearts have long-sensed must be, hidden in plain sight in Gods Word. Read it and mourn-then let your hope and purpose be restored!

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  • Chris Johnson
  • 15-04-19

Part of something bigger than ourselves

Must read! We are the congregation making a difference in our cities through faith in our Lord Jesus Chris.