This booklet by Steve & Marilyn Hill took me by surprise. The fervor, thought, and boldness combined to make me fearful, taken back, captivated, and challenged.
Honestly, it’s written pretty bluntly at times, but I much prefer curtness to the wordy authors who take a chapter to speak a page. In fact, the Hills did what I think numerous other authors should have done. They wrote a sixty-page booklet rather than a two hundred page publication. No, they don’t make money from it, this link takes you to where you can download a free PDF, but I think they made an impact. I know they have.
Basically, the Hills challenge the trappings added to being a disciple. They dare me to explain why I go to church rather than be the church. They challenge academia to train laborers for the harvest fields, not middle management for the denominations. A quote would give an example of their writing style: “Jesus commanded us to go and we keep asking the world to come to us.”
I haven’t even skimmed the surface of this deep pond. I challenge you to check the link. Maybe download the booklet to look it over. I bet if you start, you’ll end up reading on. I’m not saying I understand all he is proposing, let alone agree with everything. But I know there are parts of it that I needed to hear, agree with, and do. I think you’ll find some, too.