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Stacking the Deck

Guy Pfanz and Monica Hoover


I’ve always been a fan of listening for God’s direction before engaging energy and resources to accomplish what I believe to be His purposes. In Stacking the Deck, Pfanz and Hoover demonstrate the pitfalls of following human reasoning and the dramatic potential available to the church when God plans our steps. Drawing from experience in the local church and from biblical examples, the authors show the practical implications of human vs. divine strategy.

Pastors, pastoral staffs, and congregations will benefit from Stacking the Deck. Readers will find simple truths communicated in a profound way to challenge and edify their walk with Jesus. This is a must read for anyone seeking to avoid the perils of human reasoning as a substitute for God’s direction.

—Gary Benedict, President of the Christian & Missionary Alliance Denomination

Influential platforms and super star up-front performers aren’t necessary to create an atmosphere where everyone in the church feels valued for more than their attendance and financial support. The story of MAC is a story of a community that continues to wrestle with the challenge to value every person’s personal worth and call to ministry. Stacking the Deck is a story worth reading, there is much to be learned here.

—Frank Tillapaugh, author of Unleashing the Church

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