The Gospel According to Starbucks: Living with a Grande Passion

The Gospel According to Starbucks: Living with a Grande Passion By Leonard Sweet, The Gospel According to Starbucks Living with a Grande Passion Leonard Sweet shows you how the passion that Starbucks R has for creating an irresistible experience can connect you with God s stirring introduction to the experience of faith in The Gospel According
  • Title: The Gospel According to Starbucks: Living with a Grande Passion
  • Author: Leonard Sweet
  • ISBN: 9781578566495
  • Page: 300
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Gospel According to Starbucks: Living with a Grande Passion By Leonard Sweet, Leonard Sweet shows you how the passion that Starbucks R has for creating an irresistible experience can connect you with God s stirring introduction to the experience of faith in The Gospel According to Starbucks.You don t stand in line at Starbucks R just to buy a cup of coffee You stop for the experience surrounding the cup of coffee.Too many of us line up for GodLeonard Sweet shows you how the passion that Starbucks R has for creating an irresistible experience can connect you with God s stirring introduction to the experience of faith in The Gospel According to Starbucks.You don t stand in line at Starbucks R just to buy a cup of coffee You stop for the experience surrounding the cup of coffee.Too many of us line up for God out of duty or guilt We completely miss the warmth and richness of the experience of living with God If we d learn to see what God is doing on earth, we could participate fully in the irresistible life that he offers.You can learn to pay attention like never before, to identify where God is already in business right in your neighborhood The doors are open and the coffee is brewing God is serving the refreshing antidote to the unsatisfying, arms length spiritual life and he won t even make you stand in line.
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    1. Leonard Sweet

      Leonard I Sweet is an author, preacher, scholar, and ordained United Methodist clergyman currently serving as the E Stanley Jones Professor of Evangelism at Drew Theological School, in Madison, New Jersey and a Visiting Distinguished Professor at George Fox University in Portland, Oregon.

    605 thoughts on “The Gospel According to Starbucks: Living with a Grande Passion”

    1. This is one of those books that has a few great passages, but the vast majority of the text can otherwise be skimmed The main thrust of the book is that the Christian life must be experienced through tactile senses, expressions of hospitality and an EPIC passion These ideas are thought provoking, but the book lacks concrete application to the individual life I got tired of all the talk about Starbucks and why that company is so great Here s one of the best passages in the book Authentic Christia [...]

    2. Most books have both good and bad points in them But every so often, I run across a book that has practically no redeeming value This was one of those books.Bluntly, it was one of the worst books I ve read in a long time.The essence of the book s message Church should be E.P.I.C Experiential, Participatory, Image Rich, Connecting Starbucks does EPIC really well The church could learn a lot from Starbucks.The format takes each letter E.P.I.C and covers a chapter on how Starbucks enacts that lette [...]

    3. I am not a coffee drinker by any stretch of the imagination, but we all have to admit that there is something extra special about Starbucks coffee There is a reason why Starbucks serves overpriced coffee than any other chain, why having two Starbucks across the street from each other actually increases sales rather than decreases it, and why Starbucks is growing at an exponentially faster rather than its competitors The secret lies in their business marketing strategy Using Starbucks as a prime [...]

    4. Sweet makes a pretty good argument for the passion that should be part of the church and part of the Christian life Using the business model of Starbucks Sweet attempts to show the reader how Starbucks doesn t just offer you coffee, but an immersive experience sight, sound, taste, texture, a community vibe and and then he makes suggestions about how the church could take a cue from Starbucks Interesting.

    5. Leonard Sweet, in The Gospel According to Starbuck s, says that the Church should be like Starbuck s in that it should be E.P.I.C like Starbuck s is E.P.I.C Sweet says that Starbuck s, our cultures church, is Experiential, Participatory, Image Rich, and Communal Sweet makes the point that the church is supposed to be E.P.I.C and was E.P.I.C way before Starbuck s was.The E.P.I.C model of the church is very much Biblical Jesus taught experientially, called His followers to participate in His kingd [...]

    6. Has your walk with God has become rather commonplace Are you living your life with grande passion If not, brew yourself a strong cup of coffee and settle in to experience The Gospel According to Starbucks Leonard Sweet masterfully draws analogies between Starbucks and the Church, his main premise being that people don t stand in line at Starbucks just to buy a cup of coffee they come for the experience It is the same with the Church too many Christians line up to follow God out of a sense of obl [...]

    7. This book rocked my narrow mind and set me free Read it, you won t want to put it down It kicks out any idea of being religious so you can have the liberty Jesus came to give us We were born to be creative The ability to be creative, not get stuck in man s traditions and the non thinking status quo, links us to others in revealing the important puzzle piece we are The book was in the Borders bargain bin for 4 It was no accident that I picked it up Like picking up a Geode in the desert, and crack [...]

    8. What can Starbucks teach Christians about presenting the gospel of Jesus Christ to the world Plenty, as Leonard Sweet demonstrates in his book The Gospel According to Starbucks.Dr Sweet, founder and president of SpiritVenture Ministries, and a coffee addict okay, let s be clear a STARBUCKS addict compared the way that Starbucks presents the coffee experience to the way most churches present the Christian message , and he finds the church lacking First, presenting the message without an experient [...]

    9. This book proposes a revolutionary idea that the church become like Starbucks According to the author, Starbucks is a success because it is EPIC Experiential, Participatory, Image Rich, and Communal The church, on the other hand, is doctrine based and not relationship based The example that resonated with me was the freedom that came in being allowed to take coffee and donuts into the sanctuary, even at the risk of staining the carpet Here was the first church I had been in where the carpet was [...]

    10. Sweet takes this Starbucks idea, which would have made a great sermon or short series, and stretches it into a book In my opinion, he takes the analogy too far At points in the book it seems like he strays from the focus of the book in order to talk about Starbucks.At times Sweet comes across as someone who wants you to know that he is smarter than you are It s as if he has all of the answers to the problems of the church, if only the church would listen to him.However, with that said, there ar [...]

    11. Picking this up in the airport, it seemed like a really awesome book to read And in the first chapter, Sweet convinced me it would be But what started out as extremely thought provoking ended up being stretched a little too far for me I thought he had some really awesome points my favorite was the E and C of EPIC experiential and connected , but otherwise, I think he takes what could be a riveting series of Bible classes or sermon series and tries to make it into something it s not quite cut out [...]

    12. Very interesting I was, at first, a bit irritated by the constant references to Starbucks, a coffee shop which I find over rated, and vastly over priced It seems to me to bear little relationship to the Gospel message However, the author argues persuasively that the aims of Starbucks, and its purpose, do reflect some of what the Christian life should be, although sadly the modernist church of today has veered far from the friendly, active, participatory community of the first century But the wri [...]

    13. Christian Spiritual Living I got this book for free back when I worked at Willow Creek I read it this past summer after I read two Starbucks themed books the year before This turned out being the weakest one It took me a long time to get through even though the research was good and the connections were there, the writing just wasn t interesting enough for me I would recommend this book to anyone who hasn t already read a book about Starbucks and who is beginning to seek Christianity.

    14. I couldn t bring myself to read past the first three chapters This book is bad The writer is clearly obsessed with Starbucks and seems to use this book as an extended advertisement for the franchise As a religious book, it contributes nothing useful to the Christian reader There are a few cute analogies and good sounding quotes, but you have to skim through mountains of praise for Starbucks and random facts about coffee Theologically questionable and the few Biblical references are poorly quoted [...]

    15. Am not sure if I ever would want to even spend the time to finish up this book The references and analogies offered by Sweet is witty and entertaining Might be considered a pretty decent read for someone who isn t religious From a religious perspective, the book lacks solid content to render a serious read Amusing but doesn t give you enough to really wanna think any deeper or further The comparisons get too much and frequent, the result, not really something I d spend the time on p

    16. Sweet makes the point that as a church, denomination, or even follower of Christ we have missed the mark when it comes to understanding the Gospel Ultimately, the Gospel is not about separation but rather connection with all This basic premise although the not new I think is one of the most misunderstood roles as a Christian Jesus lived a life for all We must get back to that and allow it to transform our spiritual lives with a grande passion.

    17. The underlying theme of this book was great It present a model for creating an active, engaging environment in church However, it did a better job of convincing me that Starbucks has a great business model than it did convincing me of a better way of doing church As someone who loves the idea of coffee Churches I had high hopes for this book Sadly, it was boring and presented little applicable information or action points.

    18. This should have been one quirky makes you ponder blog post, not a whole book The premise here is kiiiiind of okay, it was enough to interest me But his church Starbucks analogy is fleshed out so far that it becomes too irritating to find anything helpful it might offer And it is stretched beyond where it even makes sense any, which is insulting to both church and Starbucks I like both of them I did not like this book.

    19. I remember when Len was writing this book and having a conversation about the Starbucks experience Reading the book not only takes me back to his passion for Starbucks and good coffee, but so to his faith and the way he finds faith experiences in all placescluding Starbucks This was definitely a fun read for me And I do think of some of his lessons everytime I go there

    20. In his picturesque way, Sweet likens the Christian life with a visit to starbucks Of course the only way to do that is to uplift starbucks and simplify the Christian life The EPIC principles he uses for comparison are good to remember You will discover about coffee than you ever thought was possible.

    21. Informative look into how to have a paticipatory experience with God instead of a faith built solely on reason If you think the Christian life is about sitting in a pew, this book is an interesting read A bit heavy on the metaphors, but I was startled at the parallels between Starbucks and church.

    22. Great exposition on what it means to be a church that s engaging the emerging culture Sweet is a phenomenal thinker who grasps that Starbucks has captured something the church has missed this idea of Experiential, Participatory, Image rich, and Connective EPIC culture We the church have much to learn from this coffee kingdom if we want to effectively advance The Kingdom in today s world.

    23. The author examines some of the reasons Starbucks has grown to become such a successful corporation and tries to draw out some lessons for Christians seeking to spread the gospel He makes some good points, though this may be a bit too faddish for some And non Starbucks drinkers may not appreciate all of the references.

    24. I found this book to be intriguing as it presented a new way to look at the church and how we do ministry and outreach I found myself taking numerous notes and highlighting ideas throughout that are practical, no nonsense methods of reaching people with a message that isn t easily forgotten.

    25. I love and live for the gospel I like Starbucks a lot But this book was bad, totally man centered, encouraging emergents to create and market church experiences like someone would buying a cup of coffee at Starbucks Really

    26. Good read on how the church has lost some of its way This does not mean that churches need coffee or market themselves better Sweet explains that Starbucks is successful because it is EPIC Experiential, Participatory, Image rich, Connective and that Christians need to return to this.

    27. Wow, Post Modern Not even close Len is an Emergent dude I am conservative and I love it He is easy to read, to the point and very challenging He is not trying to engage anyone He is trying to challenge all of us He did this well If you are a church leader you would do well to read this.

    28. don t mess with it its a dumb metaphor, a classic case of someone who isn t a part of post modern culture trying to engage that culture and it completely doesn t work there are plenty of books out there that do this well, this book doesn t.

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