(PUBFortress)"1999 Book of the Year,"---Academy of Parish Clergy. "Applies the popular family systems thinking of the late Murray Bowen to personal life and leadership in congregations much like Edwin Friedman's Generation to Generation. Clearly written for adult study and discussion,"---Princeton Seminary Bulletin. 182 pages, softcover.
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Date:November 7, 2007
Rev. Ron Hooker
Richardson's excellent work is invaluable to not only Pastors of local congregations but to church lay leaders as well. It is well written and easy to read for church leaders. I am glad to refer this work to others.
After speaking with a friend about systems theory and its relation to churches, I decided to buy this book. Pastors who have no understanding of this topic need to read this work, which provides a good summary of how systems function within congregation. I have observed the dynamics of closeness/distance, triangles, and anxiety levels for years in churches, but now am able to understand them much better.I recommend this title highly as a good summary and overview of systems theory as it applies to churches. The knowledge gained is well-worth the price of the book!