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This is a fascinating insight into the birth and early development of NFI. Virgo is clearly a man of great faith and his humble trust in God's will and ways are clear to see. There are a few things he says that really surprised me, particularly some of the more "colourful" individuals he has welcomed onto his NFI platform, and the way he has clearly allowed false prophets to speak into NFI without any obvious rebuttal from him. It's a great book for anone interested in church planting and church leadership in general, but read with caution. The biggest problem with the book though, is that it's way out of date. Published in 2001, it has nothing of NFI's increasingly Calvinistic leanings (although TV is clear about his own convictions throughout the book), nothing about their softening towards parachurch organisations (eg UCCF), and nothing about the challenges of running a network of the fastest-growing churches in the UK. For me at least, the most interesting years of NFI have been the last 10! How about a 2nd edition?