The church is much like a jet airplane. There is an enigmatic power about a jet as it roars across the sky using its power to accomplish its mission, to reach its destination. Now imagine that jet, with all of its power, suddenly void of its instruments, void of its compass. In that scenario, not only does the jet become useless, it becomes dangerous. The church minus Jesus is like the jet minus its instruments. Sadly, this is the state of much of the church today--useless and dangerous. The church, as strange as it may sound, is in need of Jesus. In ReJesus, Michael Frost & Alan Hirsch provide the church with exactly what it needs...Jesus.
In a quick two hundred pages, Frost & Hirsch weave together theory, stories, examples, and diagrams that cause you to think, listen, dream, and pray. Above all, they cause you to question the place of Jesus in your ministry. Is Jesus the center of all that you do? Is he the source of mission? Is he the life of your community, or has Jesus been pushed to the margins in favor of other lords, such as religion or Christ-less theology? Having read previous books by both authors, I'm convinced that this book is the most important because it is about the most important topic of all. For those interested in missional church, this book serves as a welcome reminder that apart from Jesus there is no mission nor church. I will be using this book for years to come as we train leaders and church planters for mission.