Beyond Megachurch Myths: What We Can Learn From America's Largest Churches

by Scott Thumma, Dave Travis. Jossey-Bass, 2007.


This book examines the effectiveness of megachurches by addressing myths and concluding that megachurches offer a compelling representation of the gospel.


research on megachurches

Recommended Audience

Christian clergy and lay leaders, congregant


Purchase as a book or e-book

Practical Applications

  • Dispel myths about the role and function of megachurches by reading stories of diverse megachurches.
  • Understand the growing trend of megachurches by engaging with this book's research.

About the Contributor

Janet Hoover

Janet Hoover is a certified spiritual director in private practice and an American Baptist pastor. She graduated from the University of Indianapolis and earned her MDiv and DMin from Christian Theological Seminary in Indianapolis. 

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