Sunday Adelaja was born in Nigeria, Africa. His temperament is as hot as his homeland. His heart is full of love for the One who has given him life and salvation. His calling is to take the gospel to all countries and nations. His dream is to establish God's kingdom on Earth by revealing Jesus Christ to all people.
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Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Other editions. Enlarge cover. Error rating book. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Details if other :. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Born in Nigeria, Adelaja was recruited as a teenager by Russian communists.
Discover how God gave him a new assignmentto evangelize the Ukraine! Here's the astounding story of the unlikely pastor of Eastern Europe's largest megachurch.
Recounting his struggle against prejudice and persecution, it will inspire you to maximize your impact for Christ. Get A Copy. More Details Original Title. United States of America. Other Editions 6. Friend Reviews. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Lists with This Book. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Community Reviews. Showing Average rating 4. Rating details. Sort order. Jun 10, John rated it it was amazing Shelves: I read a quote by Sunday Adelaja on Facebook several months ago that peaked my interest, leading me to buy and read "Church Shift.
So I cannot endorse the man or his ministry, and this review, though very positive, is cautious in not going outside of what is written in the book. Adelaja is a Nigerian-born pastor of a Ukranian mega-church.
That is an interesting story in itself, which makes the uniquely interesting. But t I read a quote by Sunday Adelaja on Facebook several months ago that peaked my interest, leading me to buy and read "Church Shift. But that interesting story is only the backdrop for what is an even more compelling story--how the church, "The Embassy of God in Kyiv, Ukraine", where Adelaja serves as a pastor is fulfilling the Great Commission in Ukraine.
The book is called "Church Shift" because Adelaja argues that "God is not satisfied with the state of the modern church With five billion people still unsaved, we must gain ground He expands upon this idea, writing: "National transformation is at the heart of the Great Commission. It is the primary calling of everyone who follows Christ. This book will redefine your life by redefining what the Great Commission means for you The principles you will learn in these pages will help you to establish the kingdom of God in your everyday life and in your nation by applying kingdom principles that dethrone the kingdom of darkness.
A few highlights will have to suffice. The book cuts against the grain in very challenging and meaningful ways. Each chapter is full of challenges to the Evangelical interpretation of the Great Commission. At the heart of the book is a radical view of the mission of the church. Rather simply being satisfied with global missions emphasis, we must work to transform our own nations for the kingdom of God. Rather than being content with inviting unbelievers to church, Adelaja demonstrates how by meeting the marginalized where they are, loving people in their sin and hurt, answering the biggest challenges our people face, we can win not only people but the nations for Christ.
We will not win people by inviting them to church, but by helping them out of alcoholism, drug addiction, prostitution, marital counseling, healing racial wounds, and by challenging the ungodly power structures. When people see the power of God in action, the mercy and forgiveness of Jesus Christ, and the transforming power of the Holy Spirit, they will seek and find the Triune God.
This is a message that the church needs to hear. It is the message of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, but its emphases and tone will help us to hear the same story and good news that we are already well acquainted to in a new way, that will help us "shift" our thinking and become a more faithful church. Pretty good!
Great story throughout, good thoughts on focusing on the Kingdom of God and not just church activities inside a building. Oct 30, Marja Verschoor-Meijers rated it liked it. Pretty thought provoking book about the church today. Dec 30, Ritah Pearl rated it it was amazing. Get off the pew and be a transformer for your community.
Aug 23, Eric Hamilton rated it really liked it. I came upon this book purely on accident, and I am really glad for it! I got a whole lot personally out of this book. Sunday Adelaja is a Nigerian pastor in the largest church in the Ukraine, and in this book he shares his experiences on how he ended up in Ukraine, and the challenges that he faced there.
But interspersed throughout his own personal story are also discussions about the mission that God has for individuals and for the church.
Sunday uses many examples, but most prominently Moses, to I came upon this book purely on accident, and I am really glad for it! Sunday uses many examples, but most prominently Moses, to encourage his readers to find their own "promised land" and go and make disciples, instead of holding back and being content with just sitting on the sidelines.
This book was inspiring, encouraging, and caused me to begin considering more fully what God truly has intended for me, and the steps I need to take to find my own "promised land" as well. I would highly recommend this book to anyone, but especially to those who struggle with the question "what am I supposed to be doing with my life"? Oct 11, Jasmine rated it it was amazing.
I thought it was a book about organizing a church and was not interested at all. But my pastor lent it to me so I gave it a try and it turned out to be amazingly inspiring. It is about creating impact to our society. I can't stop recommending it to others.
Feb 08, Oladeinde rated it it was amazing. Just read the first four chapters of this book and I felt like I have not started living for my purpose. I would like to encourage you to grab a copy for yourself from amazon stores or elsewhere.
It's a must read for all who desire change for nations. Nov 21, Calvin rated it really liked it Shelves: missionaries. This book has great principles for any christian to think about if they want to change their nation or their called nation. The main lesson I see shining through is the power in complete obedience to God. God can and will change nations with those that are obedient to him and walk in faith. Church shift: Mindset Shift Totally a good read for anyone who is poised to be a reformer in any area of life or issues.
My faith is ignited and hope raised for a better future for the next generation believers. Jun 26, Michael rated it really liked it Shelves: christian-biography. Tells how he transformed the Ukraine into a nation that accepts God and godly values from one that was anti-christian and loaded with social problems.
Jul 24, Li Neng Lee rated it it was amazing. Excellent principles are laid out here for Christians to effect societal transformation. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Readers also enjoyed. About Sunday Adelaja. Sunday Adelaja. Books by Sunday Adelaja.
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Church Shift Revolutionizing Your Faith Church, and Life for the 21st Century
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