Friday, March 30, 2012
The Next Christians
The "Next Christians", as Lyons calls them, follow the Restoration path rather than Separatist (via fighting or fleeing) or Cultural (via capitulation or appeasement) Christianity. This rising generation of believers brings a refreshing perspective. While expressing their faith in genuine, practical ways, they are willing to face the world head-on, filled with compassion, and courageous enough to step into the darkest situations to make a difference.
This refreshing brand of Christianity is marked by being:
1) Provoked, not offended.
3) Called, not employed.
4) Grounded, not distracted.
5) In Community, not alone.
6) Civil, not divisive.
7) Countercultural, not "relevant."
Lyons unpacks each of these points clearly and compellingly.
My prayer, after reading this book, is "Lord, please help me to live and lead in such a way that I can raise up more Christians like this."
(A complimentary copy of this book was provided to me by the publisher for blog review.)