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engaging and hollistic....,
This review is from: What Is the Mission of the Church (Paperback)
Mission is a vogue language. It is endangered language for the more commonplace it is, the more complacent or apathetic we could become. This is a rich and at times dense work that masterfully sets the scene for a faithful, obedient and holistic mission. DeYoung and Greg Gilbert argue that the unique and main mission of the church is making disciples. Their concerns are that we have defaulted to social transformation as a greater ease, rather than the renewal of the city through the power of the Gospel as manifest in the mission of the local church. Part two is a chewy sweep of five larger theological themes. This is a timely and eminently engaging book for all those who care deeply about the churches mission in our day. This is more than just theological rigour as to what might be core in our church communities but as a call to obedient, biblically informed action, in the face of apathy and distraction. Thoroughly challenging.