Here's a prescription for building strong bodies---of faith! Based on data gleaned from surveying nearly 2,000 churches, Macchia presents 10 characteristics of thriving congregations. His results encompass all facets of church life---regardless of size, denomination, ethnicity, or location. Macchia also offers a web-driven church survey based on the concepts of the book at www.healthychurch.net. Features end-of-chapter study guides and bibliography. Foreword by Haddon Robinson, afterword by Gordon MacDonald. 240 pages, softcover from Baker.