From the Author
This book is an updated version of what is now widely considered a defining book in its category. In re-reading and editing it, we are still utterly convinced of its currency and urgency. And although we have ameliorated our language to suit a church-in-transition over the last ten years, we trust that this book still rings with a somewhat revolutionary passion.
There are accumulated customer reviews on the previous edition, some of them are great summaries of the book itself. The ones associated with this new edition actually came out before the new edition and are late in the piece and somewhat more reactionary. 10 years of reviews can be accessed here amzn.to/11Ybsu9
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From the Back Cover
Christendom is dying and needs to be removed from its life-support system. Starting with this frank assessment of the current church, Michael Frost and Alan Hirsch present an alternative model for ministry in today's post-Christian context. Instead of mourning the demise of the Western church as the religious guardian of Western society, the authors explain how the church can be reborn through incarnational mission, Jesus-shaped spirituality, and apostolic leadership. Church leaders who heed the authors call will see death turned into new life through the creation of a vital, missional church.
Frost and Hirsch's contribution offers profound theological reflection as well as providing a broad scope informed by their extensive reading in theology, culture and mission as well as their on-site visits to missional churches in the USA and the United Kingdom.
--Eddie Gibbs, Donald A. McGavran Professor of Church Growth, Fuller Theological Seminary