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Good bits but overall inconsistent and inclined to tap into Christian evangelism guilt - would not recommend
on 2 December 2015
I'm reading this book with a prayer group, and finding it a mixed bag. At times there are sections which are spot on for mothers like us - but the underlying theme of mission is presented in a contradictory way. Sometimes it's about being Christ-like in the world, and other times it's about having the right kind of conversations with people all the time.
At one point the same chapter talks about not making friends just to evangelise people - and then goes on at once to talk about the need to have Significant and Meaningful conversations and use every friendship as a route for evangelism. Overall, although there is good stuff here, I definitely wouldn't recommend this book to anyone - I think it's just too full of pressure.
It would be helpful, perhaps, if there was something early on which set out the authors' feelings about mission clearly - what it is, why they feel we should do it - and if that definition was stuck to consistently for the whole book.