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ReJesus: A Wild Messiah for a Missional Church.
by Michael Frost & Alan Hirsch
"How has it come about that the development of Christianity and the
church has given birth to a society, a civilization, a culture that are
completely opposite to what we read in the Bible, to what is
indisputably the text of the law, the prophets, Jesus and Paul?" So
adduces Michael Frost and Alan Hirsch from the introduction of their
newest book citing philosopher Jacques Ellul.
In ReJesus, Frost & Hirsch examine the practice of
everyday Christian spirituality and ultimately ask if what we practice
today is what Jesus passed down to his first century followers. The
authors note that many institutionalized forms of Christianity have
traded the radical way of Jesus for the stability of outward religious
expression. Frost & Hirsch issue a call to the church, therefore,
to refocus its spiritual practice upon the true Author and Foundation
of our faith.
Organic Leadership: Leading Naturally Right Where You Are
by Neil Cole
Pre-Order now//Released February 2009
What are the weeds that hinder the natural growth of godly
leadership? Are programs, people, and money truly the signs of a
successful church? Where can you find an unlimited source of leaders?
How do you mentor others so that they multiply? In Organic Leadership,
Neil Cole asks these questions and more, boldly challenging many of the
ideas about leadership and church life that we all take for granted.
Pagan Christianity: Exploring the Roots of our Church Practices
by George Barna & Frank Viola - Revised and Updated
Have you ever wondered why we Christians do what we do for church
every Sunday morning? Why do we "dress up" for church? Why does the
pastor preach a sermon each week? Why do we have pews, steeples,
choirs, and seminaries? This volume reveals the startling truth: most
of what Christians do in present-day churches is not rooted in the New
Testament, but in pagan culture and rituals developed long after the
death of the apostles. Coauthors Frank Viola and George Barna support
their thesis with compelling historical evidence in the first-ever book
to document the full story of modern Christian church practices.
>>To Order Click HERE Reimagining Church: Pursuing the Dream of Organic Christianity
by Frank Viola
Reimagining Church is the second half of the argument carrying on theme of Pagan Christianity. Both books can be likened unto a puzzle. Pagan Christianity demonstrates that the picture on the box has been wrong, and that's why the pieces haven't been fitting together. Reimagining Church presents a fresh vision of the picture on the box that's rooted in the teachings of Jesus and the apostles. Pagan Christianity is the deconstructive side of the argument; Reimagining Church
is the constructive side. Both books go together, forming a compelling
and insightful vision of the church after God's own heart.
Called Together- A Marriage Preparation Workbook
by Steve & Mary Prokopchak
Called Together is a unique "couple-to-couple" workbook to
help prepare for a successful marriage union and is designed to be used
by a mentoring couple leading premarital sessions with engaged couples.
It provides everything needed to begin a great marriage: in-depth
biblical counseling, work sheets to help share feelings, communication,
financial planning, sexual relations, post-marriage checkups, and
Break the clergy/laity divide and empower couples in your church to mentor newly engaged couples!
Exiles: Living Missionally in a Post-Christian Culture
by Michael Frost
a biblical, Christian worldview for the people who are not at home in
the traditional church or in the secular world. As exiles of both, they
must create their own worldview that integrates their Christian beliefs
with the contemporary world. Exiles seeks to integrate all
aspects of life and decision-making and to develop the characteristics
of a Christian life lived intentionally within emerging (postmodern)
culture. It presents a plea for a dynamic, life-affirming, robust
Christian faith that can be lived successfully in the post-Christian
world of twenty-first century Western society. This book will present a
Christian lifestyle that can be lived in non-religious categories and
be attractive to not-yet Christians.