Rogers, Everett M.Diffusion of Innovations

(New York, NY: Free Press, 1995) 519 pages, paperback, $32.95 . Obtain from The Free Press, A Division of Simon & Schuster, Inc., 1230 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10020.

One of the classic books on change and how innovation actually causes change within a system. Although much of the book is highly technical, church leaders looking for solid handles to affecting change will find this book more than helpful. Some will want to skip the technical and focus on chapter one and the excellent summaries at the end of each chapter. With minimal adaptation, this book is easily applied to the local congregation. It is a valuable addition to the vast array of material on change and innovation.