Pastor Ronnie Floyd is rabidly passionate about the Great Commission (in a good way). He's something of an expert on the subject: In addition to considering it his own personal mission statement and that of the large church he leads in Arkansas, Floyd spent a year doing intensive research on the GC for the Southern Baptist Convention's Great Commission Task Force. In an effort to share his passion and broad knowledge with others, he has distilled all the essentials into a single enthusiastic call to action entitled Our Last Great Hope.
Having dealt with poorly
run churches, however, I cringed at his suggestion that thousands of
new churches need to planted. I struggled with his singularly outward
perspective; training was in order on how to evangelize, but no
mention was made of crucial issues often ripping apart the church
such as building strong marriages or handling finances (beyond
Anyone interested in
missions or church leadership would do well to read this book. Cynics
will either be humbled or need to read it with a grain of salt.