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Free Book Giveaway: 'The Meeting of the Waters'

I just finished reading Fritz Kling’s book The Meeting of the Waters: 7 Currents That Will Propel the Future Church, which Chuck also recommended last year. The book is a chronicle of Kling’s travels to over 40 developing countries, and his conversations with 158 indigenous leaders on major trends affecting missions and church today. The book opened my eyes to how the world is changing and how the church should adapt in order to effectively bring the gospel to everyone.

The seven currents Kling identified are:

1. Mercy: The church must address physical and material needs in addition to spiritual needs.
2. Mutuality: The church need sto recognize that leaders from developing countries have access to education, technology, and growing economies, and thus demand to be heard and treated as equals.
3. Migration: The church must adapt to an increasingly multinational and multiethnic audience.
4. Monoculture: The church must realize the growing similarities among all cultures and nations as a result of global communication and marketing.
5. Machines: The church must recognize and utilize technology, which is increasingly available in remote villages, to accomplish its mission.
6. Mediation: The church must find its role as a peacemaker and mediator in an increasingly polarized world.
7. Memory: The church must take into account that distinct histories such as tragedies and oppressions shape the way that people think and respond to the gospel.

If you have a heart for missions and evangelism, this book is for you.

As a treat, I would like to give away one free copy of the book. All you have to do to enter is either (1) tweet about this post; (2) share it on Facebook; or (3) comment on this blog post. The winner will be randomly selected this Friday, Feb 25.

The book is also available for purchase at the Colson Center Store.

Comments:

book giveaway
This looks like a great resource! If I don't win it I will have to buy it!
The Meeting of the Waters
The book sounds intriguing, particularly as I am interested in different cultures. Perhaps my name will be chosen.

Chad