Exiles

29 Mar

Jonathan bought me Michael Frost’s new book Exiles: Living Missionally In a Post-Christian Culture which I received yesterday. I’ve only read a couple of pages, and scanned through some of the book, but what I’m reading really goes against the grain. This book will probably upset a lot of Christians, as it really challenges. You can read Len Hjalmarsons review of it here (as he’s read the whole thing!)

Amazon describes it as “Exiles: Living Missionally in a Post-Christian Culture” presents a biblical, Christian worldview for the emergent church – 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. Such a worldview takes ecology and politics seriously. It offers a positive response to the workplace, the arts, feminism, mystery and worship. “Exiles” seeks to develop a framework that will allow Christians to live boldly and courageously in a world that no longer values the culture of the church, but does greatly value many of the things the Bible speaks positively about. This book suggests that there us more to being a Christian than meets the eye. It explores the secret, unseen nooks and crannies in the life of a Christian and suggests that faith is about more than church attendance and belief in God. Written in a conversational, easy-to-read style.”

As I read more I’m sure I’ll be blogging about the book, having listened to Michael speak I know he doesn’t mince his words!

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One Response to “Exiles”

  1. Heidi March 30, 2007 at 02:28 #

    Lyn, that book sounds really really interesting. Can’t wait to hear your further thoughts on it.

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