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Soul Tsunami by Leonard Sweet

By on Dec 21, 2015 in Book Reviews, Missions & Evangelism | 0 comments

Soul Tsunami Sink or Swim in the New Millennium Culture Leonard Sweet 2009 450 pages   Soultsunami: Sink or Swim in New Millennium Culture is a whoppin’ big book (450 pages) by Leonard Sweet. It explores the cultural changes that present new opportunities for the Church in a postmodern world. If the Church doesn’t adapt, it will become irrelevant. It’s sink or swim time. What is a soul tsunami? Leonard Sweet explains it this way: A spiritual tsunami has hit postmodern culture. This wave will build without breaking for decades to come. The wave is this: People want to know God. They want less to know about God or know about religion than to know God. (Leonard Sweet, Soul Tsunami).   The book was loaded with brilliant insights and ideas for Christians to grapple with in terms of what is important to millennials and how that effects evangelism, the shape of our message, and even what our...

The Insanity of God: A True Story of Faith Resurrected by Nik Ripkin (@NikRipkin)

By on Mar 6, 2015 in Book Reviews, Favorites, Missions & Evangelism | 0 comments

The Insanity of God: A True Story of Faith Resurrected Nik Ripkin (@NikRipkin) 2013 384 pages Available from Amazon in paperback and Kindle editions. Available from Christianbook.com in paperback or ePub editions. I read the Kindle version.     I am coming to believe that, as followers of Christ, part of our spiritual growth—perhaps even a rite of passage—involves at least one crisis of faith. I am at such a crucial place right now as I wonder if God is big enough to overcome the massive difficulties I face each day. When I came across Nik Ripkin’s book, The Insanity of God: A True Story of Faith Resurrected, I knew I needed to read it. And I’m glad I did. Nik Ripkin (not his real name to protect his contacts) took his family to Africa to work as missionaries and relief aid workers. They moved around in Africa some, before landing in Somolia during the 1990s—before, during, and after...