Both authors have extensive experience in church planting and have made their share of mistakes- which is what the book is about- avoiding the blind spots of church planting. The authors deal with some of the dirty issues most books on church planting don’t tackle such as losing faith, placing the plant before family, losing sight of the original vision, being betrayed by a core member, trying to fast-track the plant, being naïve about finances, making bad hires, dealing with fruitcakes, finding the right facility, and not having a good follow up. After sharing their stories of personal failures, they share several ways to avoid the blind spots.

The book should be considered as a primer that should be used in conjunction with church planting books that focus on the basics of church planting.