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Hastening (No Place Left) Paperback – November 1, 2015
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Hastening begins a two-volume saga that could do for mobilizing the church what Steve's earlier book, T4T, did for multiplying new disciples and churches. I commend it to you with great enthusiasm! --David Garrison, author of A Wind in the House of Islam
Everyone loves a well told thriller! I do, and so does Steve Smith. He has woven a beautiful tale in this fictional telling of real life drama. The pace and passion in Hastening helps get the message across—with impact. It's a must read! --Floyd McClung, author of Follow: A Simple and Profound Call to Live Like Jesus
Christians who enjoy reading something wholesomely different will find Steve Smith's mystery novel both informative and strategically focused on current challenges facing Christ's kingdom-builders. You may find it a bit jarring. Most of us need to be shaken up once in a while to keep focused on what Christ has commissioned His followers to do. --George Patterson, author of Come Quickly Dawn: A Training Novel
About the Author
Steve Smith, Th.D., planted a church in L.A. similar to the one in this book. For the last two decades he has led others in starting movements among unreached people groups around the globe. His book with Ying Kai on starting movements—T4T: A Discipleship Re-Revolution—gives practical helps on implementing Biblical principles of movements. It is a best-seller, translated into more than 20 languages.
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To those of us living in light of Jesus’ commission to disciple all nations, this is anything BUT fiction!
Through gut-wrenching drama, Hastening presents the moving, true-to-life story of how the world we live in is racing toward the ultimate showdown: (Spoiler alert: WE WIN!)
If you are among those who long for His coming, you’ll bond deeply with the characters in this book and want to join in the quest that captures their hearts, just as it captured the original disciples.
As you get lost in this story, you’ll also be ruined for the ordinary as you discover how you, and each of us, can share in Hastening the day when there is No Place Left where Christ is not preached.
The generation that fulfills the condition Jesus described in Matthew 24:14 could be the last generation, the one that welcomes Christ's return.
Why shouldn't that be our generation?
The conflict and drama in Hastening plays out against the backdrop of real-life
- rapidly accelerating progress in world evangelization, and
- dramatic recent advances in mission strategy.
Together these make the scenario depicted in this book fully true to life.
Deeply inspiring and highly entertaining!
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Regarding the other two story lines with the Senator and The Ten I wasn't always clear on why they were doing some of the things they did. It was very intriguing, but some of this part was a bit too violent for me, though I know things like these may really happen more in the end times. It was interesting to see some parallels between some of what happened in this group and the Christians.
I definitely want to read the sequel!
The book takes the reader through [what starts as] three plots that are wonderfully woven together. The main plot was beautifully crated and thought out in taking the reader through the process of "discovering" the No Place Left vision themselves. While it is a fictional work it has many real life implications. It has really re-fueled my passion and drive for the No Place Vision and desire to be that final gneration which hastens the day of our Lord's return.
To any missionary or church planter: I would highly suggest 2 things:
1.) You personally read this, I think it was good for my soul to be reminded of the end vision. I think it was also good to receive this vision in a new and less "instructional" manner.
2.) Give this to your short term teams, prayer partners and supporters. This will be a way to really vision cast and light a spark in their hearts for what you are doing!