Tony Cooke’s review of What I Learned While Destroying a Church
by Gerald Brooks

I thoroughly enjoyed reading, What I Learned While Destroying a Church, by Gerald Brooks. Gerald candidly shares the mistakes he made and the lessons he learned from pastoring his first church-a church that no longer exists. The principles contained in this book are valuable and can save young ministers many heartaches. Young pastors need these truths, and seasoned pastors will appreciate them.

Wise people learn from the mistakes of others, while foolish people insist on learning from their own. Pastor Brooks has done a great service to ministers in not only allowing us to learn from his mistakes, but also to benefit from the discoveries that transformed him into a skillful pastor of a thriving and successful church.

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