Reappearing Church: The Hope for Renewal in the Rise of Our Post-Christian Culture
By Mark Sayers
What is what looks like decline in the church is actually the beginning of a spiritual reawakening?
For decades, we set our hopes on technology, politics, and the appearance of peace. We wanted to belive we were headed somewhere better – that progress was happening. But now as out technology ensnares and isolates us, our politics threaten to tear us apart, and our cultural decline continues to accelerate, people are understandably distressed.
But throughout history, these periods of decline traditionally precede powerful spiritual renewals – and even revivals. What is all the bad news in this world is actually good news for the church?
Discover why there’s reason to be wildly hopeful and how to prepare yourself and your church to be part of renewal now and in the future.
Mark Sayers is a cultural commentator, writer, and speaker who is highly sought out for his unique and perceptive insights into faith and contemporary culture. He the author of other books including Disappearing Church, is the senior leader of Red Church in Melbourne, and cohosts the This Cultural Moment podcast.
"He's done it yet again. I feel like every Mark Sayers book is a must-read, but this one's different. Mark aims his brilliant mind, and even more his tender heart, not at deconstructing culture as much as reconstructing renewal. Page after page, I felt my heart come alive with hope for the future of the church, and with it, the world. You have to read this one with your soul."
–John Mark Comer, author of The Ruthless Elimination of Hurry and cohost of the This Cultural Moment podcast
"Mark Sayers is one of the most important Christian leaders of our time. Not just because of his brilliant mind that can deconstruct and understand the reality of our current cultural situation, but because he does this with hope and vision for the way God can work in the chaos and bring restoration through the church. Anyone can tear down, but few are willing to build in the ruins. Mark is one of those leaders, and this book is Mark's wisdom and vision at its finest. Reappearing Church is part sociology, theology, and history, but most importantly it is biblical hope in our cynical times."
– Jon Tyson, Church of the City, New York & author of The Burden is Light
"If you're trying to make sense of our current cultural landscape and the shape of the gospel within it, here is a message that will electrify you with fresh hope. Mark Sayers is one of the sharpest and most interesting thinkers I know, and Reappearing Church is honestly a message for our time. Its insights seem sure to season conversations in cafes, sermons on Sundays, and many of our most passionate prayers for years to come."
–Pete Greig, Founder of 24-7 Prayer & author of Dirty Glory
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