I've been reading this little book and discussing each chapter with a friend from church. It's a gem and gives practical advice on positive ways Christians can engage with the people around them. I've decided to use it as a springboard and companion book for my next teaching series – "Your Surprising Life" – that will begin in September. Beyond the inspiration to live out and share our faith, the goal of this book and my teaching series will be to give our church community some measurable and practical strategies for doing so.
Surprise the World
by Michael Frost
Christianity is a surprising religion. It has changed the world in
remarkable ways throughout history simply through Christians living out
their faith. More recently, we’ve become afraid of a habituated
Christianity, thinking that routines will rob our faith of its vitality.
The net effect is that we’ve replaced the habits that surprise the
world with habits that mimic the world―and both we and the world suffer
Integrating the five habits in the BELLS model―Bless
others, Eat together, Listen to the Spirit, Learn Christ, and understand
yourself as Sent by God into others’ lives―will help you spread the
gospel organically, graciously, and surprisingly.
Michael Frost, a
world-renowned expert on evangelism and discipleship, makes evangelism a
lifestyle that is fulfilling, exciting, effective, and easy to live