Equipping God's People to Create Missional Culture

What People are Saying about “Creating a Missional Culture” – Part I

I’m working on my final edits of Creating a Missional Culture: Equipping the Church for the Sake of the World, which are due today.  For some exciting reasons, InterVarsity Press has moved up the release date to August 20th, 2012 so now is a good time to pre-order the book, especially since Amazon and B&N have it for 50% off.  I thought I would give you a sneak peak of some who have had a chance to read the book and give their endorsements.  I will share a few today and a few more next week.

From the Foreword

“You are holding a hard-won treasure.  This book is peppered with the kind of missiological insights that only an apostolically inclined leader can bring.  JR has developed an excellent heuristic for leaders to actually make Eph. 4 a living reality in the local churches.”

Alan Hirsch, Coauthor of The Shaping of Things to Come, Author of The Forgotten Ways and The Permanent Revolution

 

Other Endorsements

“JR Woodward reads widely, writes deftly and lives deeply.  His book Creating a Missional Culture reflects all of that.  Read it and explore what leading can be in the strange new worlds of mission in North America.”

– David Fitch, B.R. Lindner Chair of Evangelical Theology, Northern Seminary, author of The End of Evangelicalism?

“Woodward’s remarkable book defies categorization.  To ‘create a missional culture’ requires disciplined biblical and theological formation, discerning engagement with contemporary cultures, appreciative interaction with diverse resources, and the courage to experiment and to innovate.  Woodward does all that, and more in this book.  The growing exploration of the theology and practice of the missional church is enriched by this volume.  Its authority rests in the author’s tested and validated experience as an equipper ‘of the missional church for the sake of the world.’”

–  Darrell Guder, Winters Luce Professor of Missional and Ecumenical Theology, Princeton Theological Seminary, editor and co-author of The Missional Church: A Vision for the Sending of the Church in North America

If you want to keep up with the lastest news about the book, you can go to the author page that IVP set up for me and like it.


2 Responses to What People are Saying about “Creating a Missional Culture” – Part I

  1. RobS says:

    JR, any plans to travel for promotion? I know it’s hard to do the whole country…! Maybe Jim Pace needs to get writing so you guys can hit the book tour scene together again.

  2. JR Woodward says:

    Rob, I do plan to do a lot of traveling to get the word out about this book, because it is an important message to get out. I will be in the NOVA area sometime I sure. I’m having my website redesigned and it will have a listing of the different places I will be speaking at, when it comes online in August. If you know of some place I should be let me know. Thanks for asking.

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