Beginning Unlimited

“Diary of a church plant”

Liz Grier

ISBN: 9781909728929

272 Pages

Published Sep 2018


Paperback £8.99 Kindle £5.99
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Introducing: one young mum, one vicar, two small boys and a call – maybe! – to pioneer a church for young people who don’t do church in Devon.

Following this daunting call, Liz and James uproot their two young sons from Birmingham and move to rural Devon. But with no building, no team and no money, their task seems impossible.

Based on her journal entries, this is the story of Liz, a running, cake-baking and harp-playing mother of two, as she struggles with faith, friendships, motherhood and work-life balance, all the while embarking on the formidable challenge of pioneering a fresh expression of church. This ten-year story of planting Unlimited Church is vulnerable, frank and wry, rejoicing and weeping over the highs and lows of following God’s call.

Join Liz in discovering that with God there are no limits!

  • I couldn’t put it down. Her story deserves to touch many lives because it is so real, so unvarnished, so absolutely how life really is, especially for Christian leaders.

    This is a story of faithfulness in the good days and the tough days. This book should be read by those in leadership, those who aspire to leadership and any who seek to serve Jesus with all their hearts and the whole of their lives.

    Mike Pilavachi, Soul Survivor Watford
  • This book is about courage – and risk – and challenge – and family – and joys – and struggles – and success – and failure – and vulnerability – and brokenness – and encouragement – and disappointment – and most of all, it’s about holding on to God whatever life throws your way. If you’ve decided to not play life safe, if you’ve decided to get out of the boat and risk water walking, if you’ve decided to pioneer with friends and family, this book is for you. Read it… slowly … and let it reality and honesty inspire you in leadership, in life and in faith.

    Matt Summerfield, Senior Pastor of Zeo Church and former President of Urban Saints
  • Liz demonstrates that Christian ministry is not about one person but many, and that if the work and those involved are not rooted in Christ the workers will become weary and lose heart and the work will fail. I commend the book to you.

    The Right Reverend Dame Sarah Mullally, Bishop of London
  • It’s a beautifully written book, full of honesty in the struggles, integrity in the resolutions and sheer grit to follow God’s call! It encourages you not to be afraid of big vision and inspires you to go for it and see it through!

    Louie Thorpe, in ministry (including church planting) for thirty-two years alongside husband Bishop Ric Thorpe
  • Raw, honest, moving and hopeful.

    Archie and Sam Coates, Senior Leaders, St Peter’s, Brighton
  • This diary is generous and truthful, a compelling account of the small and large truths of trying to live in obedience to God’s call.

    Jane Williams, Assistant Dean, St Mellitus College
  • This ten-year memoir held my attention so much so that I read it in one sitting. Liz takes us on an adventure through life and time with insight, frankness and clarity. Her voice is refreshingly honest as she brings to life daily experiences, both ordinary and extraordinary.

    Liz expresses so clearly the journey of seeking God’s voice and responding to the challenges we face. I will be giving this book to many people as it has been a long time since I was so enthralled by a memoir and unexpectedly surprised at how much it gave me to reflect on.

    Minu Chowdhury-Westlake, crisis management consultant and former church planter

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