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Our Book Trailer of the week.

 

A new release this month from IVP Books…

Redeeming Sex:
Naked Conversations About Sexuality and Spirituality

Deb Hirsch

Paperback: IVP Books, 2015
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A Review of

013430: Untamed: Reactivating a Missional Form of Discipleship Untamed:
Reactivating a
Missional Form of Discipleship

By Alan & Debra Hirsch
Paperback:
Baker Books, 2010

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Reviewed by Jeff Romack.


“We’ve become tamed by tradition, captivated by culture, and controlled by our desire to fit in, not make waves and never offend anyone.  We’ve been domesticated instead of discipled” — From the foreword by Rick Warren.

The above quote succinctly summarizes what missiologist Alan Hirsch and co-writer and wife Debra Hirsch view as the current state of discipleship in the Church.  It is this situation that the Hirschs seek to address in their book, Untamed: Reactivating a Missional Form of Discipleship.  The authors define discipleship as the “capacity to lovingly embody and transmit the life of Jesus through the life of his followers . . .”  No Jesus, no life.  No life of Jesus in the Church, no life for the world.  This relational thread from Jesus to Church (Christ’s followers) to the world necessitates the reactivation of a missional form of discipleship for the sake of the world.  Contrary to current practice or lack of it, missional discipleship is normative for followers of Jesus. Such discipleship requires a rediscovery of what it means and a re-envisioning of what it actually looks like to follow Jesus in our culture; the outcome being a life “untamed.”

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