on July 7, 2000
Eleven Gateways To Quantum Spirituality is Leonard Sweet's attempt to connect the United Methodist church with its past that strongly helped spark and shape the two major revivals movements in American history. With this book Sweet is hoping to capture some of that momentum that it has lost over the years by looking to the past. Leonard picks out 11 characteristics or genes that he believes the Church and more specifically the United Methodist Church needs to incorporate if it is to survive and be the kind of church that God called it to be. He incorporates such concepts as using good timing (the timing gene), taking advantage of new technology (the wired gene), and having good faithful music (the music gene). This book is not that much different and contains some same content and ideas as his other books AquaChurch and A Cup of Coffee at the Sweet Soul Cafe which are both better books. Although if you want to brush up on your Methodist history this is the book for you. Although I am strongly Lutheran I enjoyed the book anyway.