Alan Hirsch continues to give us much to think about. His new book Untamed is a book you must get and not only read but make sure you key leaders read it and have a group discussion on it. It has the potential to revolutionize the way your leaders think about Jesus.
Here are some quotes to give you a taste of what awaits your reading.
“You simply cannot be a disciple without being a missionary- a sent one.”
“Jeebus made me do it”
“A sanitized Jesus is a misrepresentation of him and leads to sterile lives.”
“Allow Jesus to offend you again!”
“Your God is too sick.”
“If your conception of God is radically false, then the more devout you are, the worse it will be for you.”
I wish this had been Alan’s first book. It would have eliminated some of people’s misunderstanding of his message- namely did he believe at all in the institutional church. After reading this book there is no doubt- he does believe in the institutional church, just not as most institutional churches live out their faith.
This book destroys any sentimental, sterile, sweet, nice, domesticated view of Jesus and the church. He challenges most of the practices of modern day Christians and congregation. He re-introduces us to the wild, untamed, radical Jesus we all are suppose to be like. He and his wife challenge us to live a reckless life worth telling stories about. They ask us to “abandon the domesticated faith of suburban consumer Churchianity” in order to live a life of risk for the love of a savior….”
Untamed will rock the very core of a safe, consumer oriented faith. If you can read this book without feeling uncomfortable and moved to make some changes in your life and ministry something is radically wrong with you.
Grab a copy now and watch it change your life.