Dan Steel skilfully weaves together the experience of planters and a wealth of other resources to help everyone involved in church planting (especially the early stages) to lead scripturally, wisely and fruitfully.
Clive Bowsher, Director of Mission and Provost, Union School of Theology, Bridgend, Wales
… both challenging and hopeful. This book should be required reading for church planters and their teams, but would benefit everyone in church leadership because these dangers are not unique to church planting.
John Stevens, National Director, Fellowship of Independent Evangelical Churches, Market Harborough, Leicestershire
I have no doubt that this book will prevent many men from falling into any one of these pitfalls so they might thrive in the trenches of a church planting ministry.
Matthew Spandler–Davison, Ministry Director, Church in Hard Places
Dan Steel has done a wonderful service to the church planting world with this gem … honest, real, and insightful.
Brian Croft, Pastor, Auburndale Baptist Church, Louisville, Kentucky and Founder, Practical Shepherding
Dan addresses the most crucial component for pastors to consider when church planting, and that is wisdom! By focusing on both the internal character and external strategies necessary for healthy church plants, this is a book that should be required reading for all who are pursuing this noble call.