Actually, perhaps it’s not that the world is small, but that I know just a few people and they all know each other. Either way, you’ll want to check out the sample chapters Hirsch provides for free on his website.
In the book, Hirsch and co-author Michael Frost aim to “refound” the church on its foundation—Jesus—with questions like: How is the Christian religion informed and shaped by the Jesus we meet in the Gospels? In how many ways do we domesticate the radical Revolutionary in order to sustain our religion and religiosity? And how can a rediscovery of Jesus renew our discipleship, the Christian community, and the ongoing mission of the church?
I agree with the authors’ assessment that we as a church “seem a little lost, if truth be told, and no quick-fix church-growth solution can be found that can stop the hemorrhage. There is no doubt that we face a spiritual, theological, missional and existential crisis in the West.”
I can’t wait to read the whole thing. And to see if I know any others quoted in the intros.