Read Surprise the World: The Five Habits of Highly Missional People Online Free - Christianity is a surprising religion. It has changed the world in remarkable ways throughout history simply through Christians living out their faith. More recently, we've become afraid of a habituated Christianity, thinking that routines will rob our faith of its vitality. The net effect is that we've replaced the habits that surprise the world with habits that mimic the world--and both we and the world suffer for it.
Integrating the five habits in the BELLS model--Bless others, Eat together, Listen to the Spirit, Learn Christ, and understand yourself as Sent by God into others' lives--will help you spread the gospel organically, graciously, and surprisingly.
Michael Frost, a world-renowned expert on evangelism and discipleship, makes evangelism a lifestyle that is fulfilling, exciting, effective, and easy to live out!
|Title||:||Surprise the World: The Five Habits of Highly Missional People|
|Number of Pages||:||144 pages|
September 27, 2016
Very little "fluff" here. This is just a really good, concise handbook for missional living. It doesn't get bogged down, but suggests 5 simple and very helpful practices for becoming "highly missional" people.
I think there are more complexities to truly living missionally. I'd want to make sure w...
February 24, 2016
This is a brief (125 pgs.) little book that provides a rationale and plan for living a "questionable life." A questionable life is one that provokes inquiry on the part of the onlooking world as to the motivation and intentions of the provocateur. A questionable life is one seen as "good news" to...
July 18, 2017
Useful little book. Not quite transcendent, but I thought his point about how Christians need to be surprising (and we're not) was well taken.
February 25, 2016
Me and a friend have been working our way through some pretty good books. I'm just a little more ahead of him, but he is plowing his way through slowly and making some amazing discoveries in the works of Scott McKnight and NT Wright among others. We have both had our theological worlds shredded--...
October 27, 2016
Practical action steps for individuals to create habits that make people curious about our faith and the God we serve. "If our only habits as Christians are going to church and attending meetings, they're not going to connect us with unbelievers nor invite their curiosity about our faith." p. 21,...
October 22, 2017
When I hear Mike Frost in person, his confrontational manner means I'm usually struck first by the areas where we disagree (some reasonably significant yet still secondary issues), and have to sift for his helpful insights. Yet in this book I found his writing style to be winsome and generous, wi...
March 11, 2017
Others have written comprehensive reviews, so I'll just say I appreciated the practicality of this book. These are real, simple actions we can take to repurpose our lives toward missionality. Every chapter ends with a challenge/encouragement for practicing what you've read, which makes it ideal f...
September 02, 2017
Surprise the World : the five habits of highly missional people by Michael Frost is only a short book but explains a simple model of missional living. Frost desire is see Christians become more intentionally missional in their daily lives.
The model forms the acronym BELLS and stands for:
July 26, 2017
Very short. There were some good nuggets in here, but really needed fleshing out. For example the idea that we need to situate ourselves near the middle of the spectrum between pretentious, self-righteous Christian and just-do-what-everyone-else-does Christians is a great thought, but there was l...
December 12, 2017
This little book does that rarest of things, not over-staying its welcome! It says what it needs to say and then leaves it to you, how much you get out of it depends on how much you're willing to engage outside of reading time. I read it a chapter a fortnight with a friend and we encouraged one a...