Reading Guides, Volume 9

Slow Church Reading List #2 – Terroir

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I’m going to start assembling some reading lists to accompany the Slow Church book… The book includes a Recommended Reading List as an appendix, but these lists I’m working on will go deeper than that, and will include books that have been released since the launch of Slow Church.

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Part 2: Terroir
Previous Parts of this list:  [ Part 1 ]

Chapter 2: Terroir is our argument for a church that reflects the “taste of the place,” a church rooted not in ideas and practices copied from other churches, but from the people and ecology of that particular place.
Here are some books that fit with this chapter:

[easyazon_image align=”left” height=”333″ identifier=”0830841156″ locale=”US” src=”” tag=”douloschristo-20″ width=”222″][easyazon_link identifier=”0830841156″ locale=”US” tag=”douloschristo-20″]The New Parish: How Neighborhood Churches Are Transforming Mission, Discipleship and Community[/easyazon_link]

Dwight Friesen, Tim Soerens, Paul Sparks

*** If you can only read one other book, on cultivating distinctively local churches, read this one.

*** Read our review

[easyazon_image align=”left” height=”333″ identifier=”B006ZBZRGA” locale=”US” src=”” tag=”douloschristo-20″ width=”222″][easyazon_link identifier=”B006ZBZRGA” locale=”US” tag=”douloschristo-20″]Slow Food: The Case for Taste [/easyazon_link]

Carlo Petrini

A delightful reader on what terroir is and why it matters.

[easyazon_image align=”left” height=”333″ identifier=”1609940814″ locale=”US” src=”” tag=”douloschristo-20″ width=”221″] [easyazon_link identifier=”1609940814″ locale=”US” tag=”douloschristo-20″]The Abundant Community: Awakening the Power of Families and Neighborhoods[/easyazon_link]

John McKnight / Peter Block

There are so many gifts and resources available to us in our churches and neighborhoods, why would we want to draw primarily on the gifts of people in other places?

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