Nominated for the Christianity Today 2004 Book of the Year Award in the Mission/Global Affairs category
Nominated for the 2004 Christian Book of the Year Award in Australia
In The Shaping of Things to Come the Australians Frost and Hirsch present an innovative vision of how the church can be more relevant and responsive to the spiritual hunger seen in the Western world.
“It is especially helpful to have an Australian perspective on the twenty-first century missional church as these two authors are engaged in church planting in one of the most secularized societies in the Western world. Their contribution brings an in-depth theological reflection as well as providing a broad scope informed by their extensive reading in theology, culture and mission as well as their on-site visits to missional churches in the USA and the United Kingdom. Furthermore, [the authors] are not armchair-theorists but are engaged in innovative and risk-taking ventures in church planting and the mentoring of leaders to extend this strategic ministry. Their contribution to the literature is as substantial as it is engaging.”
—Eddie Gibbs, Donald A. McGavran Professor of Church Growth, Fuller Theological Seminary
“This book is a bountiful multi-course meal, each serving presented with charm and class. It will satisfy even eclectic appetites, and please the most discriminating palates. Four Stars!”
—Leonard Sweet, Drew Theological School, George Fox University