I have really enjoyed Roxburgh’s work in the missional area. His book “The Missional Leaders” was excellent. So when this title came out, I wanted to read it. The first part of the book is mostly about how the former maps of the church and society no longer work in this culture. He mostly deals with the church framework of creating a strategy for outreach or church functioning that seems to be less helpful. As the culture shifts from a Christian mindset to a post-Christian perspective, the old maps no longer lead to the right direction. He makes a strong case for this approach. The maps are broken, we need new methodology. But then the author seems to go back on this advice in the second section as he attempts to recreate a map that will work. Most of his suggestions are not new, and one wonders about even following this map as the author argued so well against having a map in the first place. I mostly feel that this book was a repeat of some of his earlier work. His book on “Introducing the Missional Church” and “The Missional Church” are excellent, but this book does not seem to add much to the conversation.
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