Occasionally I get asked what small group books I’d recommend. Since I’ve been asked this question at least twice, I thought I’d put together a blog post with my top 5 favorite small group books along with why I like them.
#1 – Sticky Church – Larry Osborne
Without a doubt, this is one of the best books on the concept of small groups; a great resource for churches who want to “shut the back door” of their church. Also, it’s the primer on sermon-based small groups.
#2 – Creating Community – Andy Stanley
This is the first book I ever read on small groups, and it’s been one I’ve gone back to time and time again. It has solid biblical reasoning for groups, plus some ideas on how to implement them in your groups.
#3 – Paul’s Idea of Community – Robert J. Banks
Ever had to defend the concept of small groups in a “Sunday School” dominant church? Me too. Here’s my recommended reading to get you lots of solid, biblical background on why small groups are effective.
#4 – Building a Church of Small Groups – Bill Donahue
Bill Donahue wrote the book on small groups. Literally. He wrote a library of them. Yet, this is the one that kicked it off. If you’re interested in small groups, and this isn’t on your shelf, no one will take you seriously.
#5 – Community – Brad House
Watch this video on Brad’s book and try to tell me you don’t think it should be on this list. His book = more of the same awesomeness.
What am I missing? What other books on Small Groups would you add?
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