Friday, January 8, 2016

It's finally out! My text on missional reading: (re)Aligning with God: Reading Scripture for Church and World is now available.

I am pleased to announced the publication of (re)Aligning with God: Reading Scripture for Church and World. This is my introduction to a missional reading of the Bible. I wrote it for church planters, pastors, teachers, and seminarians to serve as a guide to unleashing the power of Scripture in the advance of the Christ following movement in the 21st century.

Here are the recommendations from the back cover:

Eddie Arthur (director of strategic initiatives for Global Connections): 
This book...makes a well–argued case for reading Scripture through a missional lens and gives practical guideline for how to do this. If this were all the book did, it would be well worth a read; but it goes a step further. It calls us to action...This isn't the most comfortable book you will ever read on the subject of hermeneutics, but it is one of the most challenging.

Joel B. Green (Dean of the School of Theology and Professor of New Testament Interpretation, Fuller Theological Seminary):
What would happen if the church read its Scripture for the sake of God's mission in the world? What would this look like? And how might we shape communities of Christ followers for whom these questions are central? Here's the long-awaited manual for those of us who are interested in missional hermeneutics. Russell shows the way. Take and read.



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