Official website of author, Gil Cann,
featuring his new book
RED ALERT -
Does The Future Have A Church?
WHY THIS BOOK?
A few years ago I was presenting at a conference in Victoria on the future of the church in Australia. I handed out a small paper as a take away reference for those in attendance. Over the following months and years I received hundreds of requests for that paper and invitations to speak at many other churches and conferences on the future of the church. As a result of these requests, this book was born.
Life as we've known it is rapidly changing. This includes life in the church. The age of Christendom is over. The age of post-modernity has arrived. Where do we go from here?
In this book I explore the way forward. Not tinkering with non-essentials, but re-framing the whole paradigm - not
a new way of doing church 'the old way', but a new way of being church altogether.
This summation of how Western churches got where they are and what do do next is accesible, accurate, inclusive and concise. Some insights may shock readers into wondering how we missed such essentials. And the advise is all doable - by all kinds of churches. Plus it's a straightforward page-turner so Christians across all reading levels can move together, towards lively mission in this new West.
This is a wonderful book. Down to earth, honest, and brim full of distilled wisdom born of decades of generous and warm-hearted ministry to scores of christian communities around the country. If you've ever had the joy of knowing and listening to Gil, You'll know exactly what I mean. If not, you are in for a very special surprise. Take up and read.
The world has changed...radically...such that any church committed to "business as usual" will find itself on the road to irrelevance and death. The Gospel, on the other hand, is always relevant and the Church's mandate has not changed. Gil Cann's appeal to the local church to acquire understanding, demonstrate flexibility, exercise creativity and generate energy is in the essence an impassioned appeal to choose life.