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,...
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...
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...
July 18, 2017
I'm still waiting for the one book that knocks my socks off. No discredit to author. He writes to help those that need to learn and understand how to go about living like Christ in this modern world.
If you are sure how to start this is a good book book to help you map your journey and be...
July 23, 2017
I really liked the five ways he shared about how we can live more missional lives. They seem simple enough but I'm confident they are quite challenging as well. We need to be intentional in living out our faith and revealing Christ to others. This book offers some great ideas.
July 07, 2017
This is a short little book that was a good refresher on habits of missional living. Without using cultural buzzwords, Frost gets more to the heart of ways of living missionally. Great for groups or I could see myself rereading it from time to time as a good companion and reminder.