This is Roxburgh"s third book, or his fourth if you include his lucid contributions to Missional Church (Eerdman"s, 1998). It may be his best yet, though the pending release of Missional Leadership: Equipping Your Church to Serve a Changing World (2006) could change that.

Todd Hunter asks, “Leadership always functions in a given context. How do we lead today”?in our current cultural situation?”? Brian McLaren comments that, “The Church exists for something bigger than itself. Understanding that one thing alone will be worth your expense, time, and effort in turning this page and reading on…”? I"ll let you make your own assessment as we work through the book, because while McLaren is correct, I"m not sure the book is for everyone.

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