""At last there comes a tool to help pastors and lay leaders of mainline Protestant churches to understand the importance in moving congregations from the mentality of 'surviving' to 'thriving ' A mainline church no longer has to be 'cold and dead.' No longer do we have to be seen as the 'frozen chosen ' We can be true to our intellectual heritage and love God with all our minds, while at the same time loving God with all of our hearts Robert Schieler brings back together the Hellenistic split of dualism, which separated thinking from feeling. This work is a 'must' for mainline Protestants who want to be obedient to the Gospel of Jesus Christ and to the leadings of the Great Shepherd of the Sheep."" --The Rev. Dr. Jeremiah A. Wright Jr., Senior Pastor, Trinity United Church of Christ, Chicago, Illinois ""Schieler has written an outstanding book on the 36 marks of a living church. I recommend a 37th--read Revive Your Mainline Congregation."" --The Rev. Dr. Walt Kallestad, Senior Pastor, Community Church of Joy, Glendale, Arizona ""This book is a 'must read' for all Christians, laity, and pastors who are concerned about the continuing decline in mainline Protestant churches . . . after you read it, take action and help your church live again "" --Lyle Campbell, lay leader, Congregational Church of the Valley in Scottsdale, Arizona and First Congregational United Church of Christ in Downers Grove, Illinois Robert D. Schieler is the Founder, Director, and Senior Consultant of The Church Vitality Center in Naperville, Illinois. He was Senior Pastor of First Congregational United Church of Christ in Downers Grove, Illinois for 17 years and was a staff member of the Illinois Conference of the United Church of Christ. He lives in Woodridge, Illinois.