Yesterday I began this blog. I really didn't feel like blogging so I posted a few helpful thoughts to jump start this blog. However, last night that all changed. I went to Barnes and Nobles to blow off a little steam. I purchased my favorite beverage from Starbucks and started on my quest. Then I saw it. It was sort of a ugly orange book tucked away all by itself between much larger books. I had seen it hundreds of times. Most often Ive seen it when I've gone to www.amazon.com to check out how my own book is doing, Breaking the Missional Code which I co-authored with my friend Ed Stetzer. At the same time I've never read it. Maybe you have The Radical Reformission by Mark Driscoll. I'm not sure why I hadn't read it. It was published in 2004. Maybe it was the ugly orange cover or pehaps it was the name. I don't read a lot of stuff with the word reformation in it. Even though it doesn't have the word reformation on it for some reason I thought it did. My bad! What I didn't realize was that it isn't about reforming our theology, but it is about reforming our missiology. I owe a lot to Mark afterall he wrote an endorsement for our book, but I owe him even more for putting himself out there.
I'm in the process of writing another book. This next one is a follow up on Breaking the Missional Code. I'm not sure what I will ultimately call it, but for now it is Breaking the Disicipleship Code. It simply takes Breaking the Missional Code to the next level. It focuses on how devoted followers of Christ can be missional in their context. Any way lately I haven't felt like writing. I write when I feel like it. I've dranked a lot of Starbucks, but I still haven't felt like writing. Well that changed last night. When I began reading The Radical Reformission it set my soul on fire. Thanks Mark for writing a great book and for endorsing ours. I highly recommend it. You may also want to pick up his more recent book I'm planning to... Confession of a Refomission Rev...David