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Monday, September 12, 2011

The Faith of Leap

Let me go ahead and get the first thing out of the way. The title of this book bothers me. I kept wanting to correct it or make it into anything else. I almost did not read the book because of it. The interior is better than the title and I am glad I read it based on the description.

Product Description: As Helen Keller observed, "Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure or nothing."


To Michael Frost and Alan Hirsch, so much of how we have learned to experience and understand the faith has been divorced from the overarching adventure inherent in our God and in our calling. This book is a corrective to the dull, adventureless, risk-free phenomenon that describes so much of contemporary Christianity. It explores the nature of adventure, risk, and courage and the implications for church, discipleship, spirituality, and leadership.

This was a really thought provoking read. Much of the tenets I have read before, but I thought it was well packaged. It was sort of a intellectual's version of Donald Miller's A Million Miles in A Thousand Years. Adventure should propel us. It is time we walk away from the entertainment industry of Christianity and start learning how to dare to live our own lives for the sake of the gospel. 

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