Get ready to re-gather your ReFrame friends for a book club! We are thrilled to be able to give you advance notice of ReFrame Executive Producer Paul Williams' forthcoming book, Exiles on Mission: How Christians can Thrive in a Post-Christian Culture. The book takes a deeper dive into many of the questions and ideas introduced in ReFrame, and provides helpful tools and frameworks for a hopeful way forward. For those asking, "What do we do next?" this book will be an excellent, thoughtful, action-provoking resource. A fuller description from the publisher is below.
Exiles on Mission: How Christians Can Thrive in a Post-Christian Culture
By Paul S. Williams
Many Christians in the West sense that traditional Christian teaching is losing traction in the public square. What does faithful Christian witness look like in a post-Christian culture? Paul Williams, president of one of the world’s largest and oldest Bible societies, interprets the dissonance Christians often experience while trying to live out their faith in the 21st-century. He provides constructive tools to help readers understand culture in a myriad of contexts and to offer a missional response. Williams calls for a truly missional understanding of post-Christendom Christianity whereby local churches are reimagined as embassies of the kingdom of God and Christians serve as ambassadors in all spheres of life and work. This book invites readers to embrace the language of exile and imagine a hopeful mission of the scattered and gathered church in the post-Christian West. It shows a clear pathway for fruitful missional engagement for the whole people of God, helping Christians make sense of the world in which they live, more authentically integrate faith with everyday life, and orient all of their efforts within God’s missional purpose for the world.
The Book will be available for pre-order at Brazos Press at the end of June 2019. Publishing date is January 2020.