Frank Viola (author)

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Frank Viola is an American writer and blogger on Christian topics. He has written and co-authored a number of books and is seen as a key adherent of the organic church and missional church movements. His books fall into two categories: deeper Christian life and organic missional church life.[1] He advocates church life based on the spiritual principles of the New Testament,[2] with an emphasis on the headship of Christ, face-to-face community, the eternal purpose or grand mission of God, every member participating, and the priesthood of all believers.[3]

His emphasis on the supremacy of Jesus,[4] living by the indwelling life of Christ,[5] and the rediscovery of God's eternal purpose[6] makes him a well-read author in the deeper Christian life and missional church movements. His emphasis on church without clergy/laity divides in the New Testament[7] and the participation of every Christian in church meetings makes him a well-read author in the organic church/house church/simple church movements.[8]

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  • Jesus Now
  • God's Favorite Place on Earth
  • Revise Us Again
  • From Eternity to Here
  • Finding Organic Church
  • Reimagining Church
  • The Untold Story of the New Testament Church
  • Jesus Manifesto with Leonard Sweet
  • Jesus: A Theography with Leonard Sweet
  • Pagan Christianity with George Barna

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