Mark Sayers has a gift for stepping back from the urgent issues and conflicts of our time and insightfully reflection on the deeper dynamics and processes at work.
In Reappearing Church he outlines the groundwork needed for renewal and revival to come in our time Building on cultural analysis, Scripture, systems theory, and the history of revival, he inspires, fascinates, and challenges us to a faithful faith.
His book feels as once fresh and relevant while also grounded in time tested truth and wisdom.
That s not to say all his arguments are air tight I felt he painted an overly dark picture of our current consumer individualistic globalized culture and the millennials it has produced And he left me asking why some churches regions experienc ½ Reappearing Church í After reading Mark Sayers s previous book Disappearing Church I couldn t wait to read Reappearing Church Disappearing Church is not required reading before reading this one but I think it s a good foundation if you have an interest in history or theology.
This book is easy to read and is set up to be read alone or as a small group book study This book gives hope for what has become, what can be done about it, and how God invades society over and over again It has excellent descriptions, good illustrations and wisdom filled advice Well worth a read for those who are not only concerned about where the church is at today, but want to make a difference.
Sayers gives a encouraging call to live a faithful remnants contending in prayer for renewal and revival While it is only brought by the Lord we can shed our consumeristic assumptions and go deep in pursuit of Jesus and his power.