Wednesday, October 08, 2008

out of bounds church book review

Just noted a new (4 star) review of my Out of Bounds church? book up at amazon.

REFLECTION: I read this book three times, and each time gleaned a little more encouragement and discovered new potential areas of personal ministry ….The nine “postcards” present snapshots … in aggregate they create an image of the emerging church as highly varied, rapidly changing, iconoclastic, community oriented and passionate about embodying the Gospel in culturally relevant ways … The wide variety also suggests that there are many more as yet undiscovered ways to “do” emerging churches.

Thanks R. Briggs!

Posted by steve at 07:33 PM


  1. That book is one of my favorites, and I believe an essential discussion starter for the emerging/missional church discussion.

    I can’t tell you how important it was for me to not lose heart…there are people out there thinking what I’m thinking!!! Thanks for your book!

    Comment by Mark — October 15, 2008 @ 2:23 am

  2. thanks mark, this is very encouraging. being an author, you write some words. you are alone.

    you have no idea whether you are writing because
    – you have an ego-problem, a need to be heard,
    – you have too much time

    you turn concepts and vague ideas into black and white marks, and send them to an editor, who changes heaps of them. and some many months later, a thing called a book is launched. and you are still left wondering if you have an ego-problem and too much time. 🙂

    so this is much appreciated, sail well,


    Comment by steve — October 15, 2008 @ 8:35 pm

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