on March 14, 2003
Pete Ward demostrates remarkable insight into the dynmaics of doing and being church effectively in the midst of post-modern realities. His analysis is penetratingly accurate and sure to challenge long-held assumptions about the nature and mission of the Church. I would strongly encourage every pastor and congregational leader in North America to give this book an honest and open-minded reading. It will take you outside the box of limiting views of church as primarily meetings, buidlings and programs, to rediscover the dynamism of God's orginal trinitarian, relational design for all of life and our good work throughout creation. It compliments and resonates with exisiting works on this subject matter written by James Thwaites "Church Beyond the Congregation" and "Renegotiating the Church Contract". If you liked those books, you'll appreciate the insights and integrative thinking that Pete Ward demonstrates in "Liquid Church". Dare to read it, and you'll never be able to look at the exisitng landscape of church again in the same light. This book will dramatically impact your mindset and understanding of the mission of the Church.