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The Forgotten ways - Alan Hirsch,
This review is from: The Forgotten Ways: Reactivating the Missional Church (Paperback)A very challenging book - made me think over many important issues. I started by thinking that this was just another 'alternative church' book - but it is so much more. Allan has done his research - his reflections on the effects of Constantine becoming a Christian were very helpful to me - causing me to value again the Biblical model of the church that is given to us in the book of The Acts of the Apostles.
Similarly his insights into the effects of Greek thinking on our approach to learning, as set against the Hebrew method of ' acting our way into new ways of thinking' made me look again at the ways in which Jesus instructed those who wanted to follow him - so that they didin't just rest with the theory. Made me want to read the book of James all over again.
I didin't agree with all of the book - I thought that he is rather confused about how the Ephesians 4 ministries related to the church as a whole at one point - but that did not detract for me in the overall scheme of things.
All in all a very good read - well worth buying and reading twice!