Posted by: Jill Potts Jones | September 5, 2011

Embrace a theology of risk, adventure and courage


The authors, Michael Frost and Alan Hirsch, believe they have written a first of its kind book on risk, adventure and courage as it pertains to the church, mission and spirituality.  Taking for granted the information in their book is worth reading, it is worth noting that perhaps people aren’t reading books about courage and risk in their Christian walk, or, on the other hand, maybe they are reading them but failing to apply them.  “The Faith of Leap” is academic in nature.  It is a teaching mechanism for pastors and church leaders to use in order to bring a clear focus of God’s calling to His people.

Christians today seek safety within the confines of security and the ability to control their environment.  Having been told far too often that God can be whoever we want Him to be and live our lives however we feel led, Frost and Hirsch’s book will bring clarity to God’s calling in our lives.  Through their book, they teach readers how to overcome fear and risk aversion to become the people God intended them to be.

“The Faith of Leap” is a practical book and is information heavy.  It is a part of the Baker Books’ Shapevine Missional Series whose mission is to bring “innovative thinking to the missional issues of church planting, mission, evangelism, social justice, and anything in between.”  The Series focuses on Living, Learning and Leading.  To learn more, click here.

Michael Frost is an Australian missiologist and a leading voce in the missional church movement.  Alan Hirsch is the founding director of Forge Mission Training Network and cofounder of Shapevine.com.  He is currently leading an innovative learning program called Future Travelers, helping numerous megachurches become missional movements.  He and Frost have also written “The Shaping of Things to Come.”

GIVEAWAY:  One copy of “The Faith of Leap”.  Comment below answering the question “Is a can opener still a can opener if it can’t open cans anymore?”  The winner will be chosen at random using random.org on September 12, 2011.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Baker Books as part of their Book Review Blogger Program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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Responses

  1. This is something that has been on my mind, lately. With the “radical” movement under Pastor David Platt gaining momentum and christians wanting to experience christianity in the real world, “The Faith of Leap” may offer a new and fresh look at what following Christ is all about. I would dare say that most christians in the western world are very comfortable in their christian walk and do not want to come out of their comfort zone and risk taking a leap of faith. I shall put “The Faith of Leap” on my “to do” reading list!

  2. I have finally found time to start The Faith of Leap and can tell already, it’s the book I have been waiting for. I have just started to begin to understand the implications of the missional church movement and its potential impact on christianity. I will keep you posted.

    • I am glad you are enjoying the book, and thanks again for reading and commenting on my blog.


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