Press Release



Jan 26th

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – (January 26, 2015) B&H Publishing Group is proud to announce that Autopsy of a Deceased Church by Thom Rainer was honored for the 2014 Leadership Journal Book Awards. This follows Rainer’s 2013 award for the No. 1 CBA best-selling I Am a Church Member.
AutopsyOfADeceasedChurch_lowresEach year, Leadership Journal selects excellent Christian leadership books for their annual Book Awards. Their editorial team selected these books that they believe are worth a leader’s valuable time. Leadership Journal’s hope is to showcase books that help leaders develop their gifts to further the ministry God has entrusted to them. You can read about the full list on their website.
Published in May 2014, Thom Rainer’s Autopsy of a Deceased Church (B&H) has started a conversation about the reasons churches die and how to prevent it from happening to yours.
“No one wants to see a church die. And yet, far too many churches are dying” said Rainer. “Whether part of vibrant or dying churches, I wrote this book to help church leaders keep their church alive to the glory of God and advance Christ’s Kingdom.” 
iWill_CVRThom Rainer is the president and CEO of Lifeway Christian Resources, one of the largest Christian resource companies in the world. Also a respected pastor and researcher, he has written more than twenty books and coauthored the No. 1 CBA best-sellers I Am a Church Member and Simple Church (both B&H). In July 2015, Dr. Rainer will publish I Will: Nine Traits of the Outwardly Focused Christian (B&H). Rainer and his wife, Nellie Jo, have three grown sons, multiple grandchildren, and live in Nashville, Tennessee.
Contact: Dave Schroeder, Dir. of Communications