Introverts in the Church

Introverts in the Church

Finding Our Place in An Extroverted Culture

Book - 2009
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Introverts are called and gifted by God. But many churches tend to be extroverted places where introverts are marginalized. Some Christians end up feeling like it's not as faithful to be an introvert.Adam McHugh shows how introverts can live and minister in ways consistent with their personalities. He explains how introverts and extroverts process information and approach relationships differently and how introverts can practice Christian spirituality in ways that fit who they are. With practical illustrations from church and parachurch contexts, McHugh offers ways for introverts to serve, lead, worship and even evangelize effectively.Introverts in the Church is essential reading for any introvert who has ever felt out of place, as well as for church leaders who want to make their churches more welcoming to introverts. Discover God's call and empowering to thrive as an introvert, for the sake of the church and kingdom.
Publisher: Downers Grove, Ill. : IVP Books, c2009.
ISBN: 9780830837021
0830837027
Branch Call Number: 248.4019 MCHUGH A
Characteristics: 222 pages ; 21 cm.

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grace65
Sep 05, 2016

Excellent resource book for introverts and those who love them. Although written in a Christian context, there is plenty to identify with for everyone. The author addresses issues which are difficult for many to articulate, such as healing the relational wounds so common to introverts, and how to establish real community with others.

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PRAISEmom
May 27, 2013

In all walks of life, introverts tend to be marginalized and overlooked in favor of more sociable, outgoing types. It is especially frustrating when a less qualified person is elevated to a position of responsibility and/or visibility, simply on the merits of their outward behavior. You'll find this problem in our churches, as well. We claim to value all personality types and spiritual gifts mixes as uniquely bestowed by God, yet the discrimination is there. It would be great if all church leaders would read this book.

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