A couple of weeks ago on a web show, I got to interview Dave Gibbons about the things he was thinking and about his new book, The Monkey and the Fish: Liquid Leadership for a Third-Culture Church. I’m hearing quite a bit of buzz about this book, and how it unpacks perspectives of how the world is changing, and offers questions (instead of answers) to better navigate those changes as well as any culture in which you find yourself.
The book title, The Monkey and the Fish, comes from this Eastern parable:
At considerable risk to himself, the monkey moved far out on the precarious limb of a tree, reached down, and snatched the fish from the waters. Scurrying back to the safety of his shelter, he carefully laid the fish on dry ground. For a few moments, the fish showed excitement but soon settled into a peaceful rest.
– An Eastern parable
As you get a copy of this insightful book, chime in and add a comment about what this means for you and your church.
// DJ Chuang is a Director at Leadership Network,
launching digital initiatives, and connecting multi-site churches and
Asian American pastors.