Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Built for change chapter headings

computer The last few days have been flat out writing (This was the view from our upper deck yesterday evening).  By Saturday I had a complete full draft of around 50,000 words, which allowed me to move into editing mode. As of a few minutes ago (big thanks to an eagle-eyed partner), the first four chapters of Built for Change (provisional title) are now with the publisher. I had hoped to do more, but Christmas deadlines and holidays take precedence. However, I’m very pleased with progress. It is a significantly better book than it was 6 weeks ago and now includes a  theology of innovation – weaving Scripture, tradition and contemporary knowledge – that I think is genuinely new, emerging from reflection on lived experience, in particular seven stories of social entrepreneurship/not-for-profit innovation.

Here is a one paragraph summary – This book offers a practical theology of innovation. It emerges not from a place of theory but from a context of reality, a situation often considered resistant to change. Stories of change are told, including programmes for reconciliation, young adult formation, digital learning, creating a rural community cafe, urban community garden and a creative resource. In the telling is inspiration. Collaborative change is possible.

And here are the current chapter headings.

Built for change: a practical theology of innovation

Chapter 1 – Outro: Final chords

Part I – Leading outward

Chapter 2 – Built for change

Chapter 3 – Collaborative change

Chapter 4 – Learning in change

Bridge – Leading Deeply

Chapter 5 – Jesus the innovator

Chapter 6 – Traditions of innovation

Chapter 7 – A connectional theology of innovation

Part II – Leading inward

Chapter 8 – Leading myself

Chapter 9 – Limited leading

Chapter 10 – Leading reflectively

Chapter 11 – Intro: First chords

Posted by steve at 10:38 PM

1 Comment

  1. Nice view. I’ve seen a view just like that somewhere 🙂 Book sounds fascinating. All the best for the birthing process. Merry Christmas to you and yours.


    Comment by Paul Fromont — December 26, 2015 @ 7:34 am

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