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 If The Rise Of Secularism Is Good News For The Church For Decades, We Set Our Hopes On Technology, Politics, And The Appearance Of Peace We Wanted To Believe We Were Headed Somewhere Better That Progress Was Happening But Now As Our Technology Ensnares And Isolates Us, Our Politics Threaten To Tear Us Apart, And Our Cultural Decline Continues To Accelerate, People Are Understandably Distressed But Throughout History These Periods Of Decline Traditionally Precede Powerful Spiritual Renewal And Even Revival What If All The Bad News In This è Reappearing Church ó Download by ✓ Mark Sayers World Is Actually Good News For The Church Discover Why There S Reason To Be Wildly Hopeful And How To Prepare Yourself And Your Church To Be A Part Of Renewal Now And In The Future Ã Reappearing Church Ç 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.
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 experience renewal as he hopefully anticipates for the West while others simply die out. Despite these limitations, this book is highly r 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.