What If?

Brad Roth has written a new book (Herald Press), God's Country: Faith, Hope and the Future of the Rural Church.  It was recently reviewed in Christianity Today.  The gist of it seems to be the suggestion that rural churches which often evaluate themselves on the basis of what they are NOT would do better to see themselves as caretakers "of a different sort of abundance:  space for prayer".

Pointing to leaders in the early monastic movement who viewed their monasteries as special houses for prayer, they left the city for rural places to pray on BEHALF of the city and the global church.

I haven't read the book yet, but I can't help but wondering, "What if..."


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    1. I agree, Sandi! I hope to read this book after the first of the year!