(Abingdon Press, 1997) 232 pgs., $14.95 paperback. Available thru Abingdon Press, Nashville, TN 800-251-3320.

Here is a church transformation resource that not only explains why the local church must change, and in what direction the church must change, but also explains how to do it! Kicking Habits is written for “would be” or actual church transformers (lay leaders and professional clergy) showing them how to discern the opportunities and overcome the obstacles for church growth. This book equips local church transformers to bring lasting, positive change for the 21st century. It describes the “big picture”, provides detailed insight, offers a practical method …… and grounds everything in a theological perspective that is visionary and Biblical.