- Paperback: 272 pages
- Publisher: Baker Books (1 Feb. 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0801013437
- ISBN-13: 978-0801013430
- Product Dimensions: 14 x 1.7 x 21.6 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 368,057 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Untamed: Reactivating A Missional Form Of Discipleship (Shapevine) Paperback – 1 Feb 2010
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From the Back Cover
It's time to get serious about discipleship
In this provocative and compelling book, internationally known missiologists Alan and Debra Hirsch cast a dynamic vision of mission-shaped discipleship. Untamed exposes the idolatrous clutter that fills our lives and seeks to recapture what it means to be authentic followers of Jesus. Each chapter ends with suggested practices to help you start living out the book's principles, as well as questions for group discussion.
"A desperately needed shot of spiritual adrenaline into our mild-mannered and mediocre attempts at following Christ."--from the foreword by Rick Warren, author of The Purpose Driven Life
"You may find yourself uncomfortable with this book. If so, the Hirsches have succeeded. . . . It is a call to live a life that has stories to tell . . . to be untamed in your faith and in pursuit of the wild Savior, Jesus."--from the afterword by Neil Cole, author of Organic Leadership
"This dynamic duo gives prophetic voice to what it means to become missional, outwardly-focused followers of Jesus. This is a book to be read and wrestled with."--Margaret Feinberg, MargaretFeinberg.com; author of Scouting the Divine and The Organic God
"Alan and Debra Hirsch are prophets to a church imprisoned by domesticated, consumer values. Untamed is a vision of life with Jesus that goes beyond what other authors have covered."--Skye Jethani, author of The Divine Commodity; managing editor of Leadership Journal
"Refreshing, grounded, thoughtful . . . tantalizing."--Reggie McNeal, missional specialist, Leadership Network, Dallas, Texas; author of The Present Future and Missional Renaissance
"The demand for an intelligible path toward discipleship is one of the greatest needs of the post-Christendom church. In Untamed, Alan and Debra deliver beautifully." --Gabe Lyons, founder of Q and co-founder of Catalyst; coauthor of unChristian
"A captivating vision of the true Messiah. All who are unsatisfied with the boring safety of their tame Christianity need to read this book!" --Greg Boyd, senior pastor, Woodland Hills Church, St. Paul, Minnesota; author of Seeing Is Believing and Repenting of Religion
"Untamed is like Where the Wild Things Are applied to faith. The Hirsches encourage us to live life as a holy, messy adventure in the land of a loving God."--Sally Morgenthaler, author of Worship Evangelism and "Leadership in a Flattened World" in An Emergent Manifesto of Hope
"Untamed . . . is the fruit of a significant and penetrating analysis of American culture, candid conversations with key ministry leaders all over the U.S., and sheer gumption in holding up a flag for a radical, uncompromising discipleship. Untamed is the best book I have read this year."--Andrew Jones, developer, Church Mission Society;TallSkinnyKiwi.com
Alan Hirsch is the founding director of Forge Mission Training Network and co-founder of Shapevine. He is the author of The Forgotten Ways and The Forgotten Ways Handbook.
Debra Hirsch is a minister at Tribe of Los Angeles, an eclectic bunch of Missional artists and vagabonds in downtown L.A. She is also on the leadership team of Christian Associates International, a church-planting agency working on three continents.
About the Author
Alan Hirsch is founding director of Forge Mission Training Network and cofounder of Shapevine.com, an international forum for engaging with world-transforming ideas. Currently he leads an innovative learning program called Future Travelers which helps meg
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My key takeaways from this book are:
1. Social rejects loved Jesus yet they do reject us today and vice-versa.
2. Disciples tithe to the Lord while "customers" simply pay for services. If a pastor stops preaching, money will fall because of the latter.
3. To become effective New Testament churches, the authors on pages 143-146 recommend (a) de-professionalize ministry; (b) adopt APEST; and (c) engage women.
4. We are supposed to disciple everyone, not just Christians. The Twelve Disciples were pre-conversion disciples.
5. How did Jesus hang out in a neighborhood for 30 years yet few people noticed He was God, even his twelve disciples?
6. We don't bring God into a situation. He's already there. Instead we need to involve ourselves in the work He is doing.
7. Tame disciples form tame churches. Adventuresome disciples form untamed churches. Page 254 says "A wild goose can be tamed but rarely does a tame goose become wild again.
The Hirschs keep it simple and practical and the language is more accessible than Forgotten Ways. To top it all off, there are even pictures...well, stick figure drawings...but that makes it an easier sell to lay readers. Highly recommend. This is a definite must have!