Book Review: Prodigal Christianity by Fitch & Holsclaw

00 As a missional practioner, I am always looking for help, real help. Pioneering communities in a very Post-Christian context is a daunting task. What I’m not looking for is the commodity of Missional. So I was deeply delighted to discover that this book was anything but a “product”.  Prodigal Christianity by David Fitch and Geoff Holsclaw is saturated in their tangible work of forging ahead and beyond the exhausted conservative, liberal, and even emergent brands of Christianity.   In this context where old lines are blurred and new challenges are being posed, its hard to orient your whereabouts. I continually ask these questions on my search “Has anyone else been here before?” “Can this be done?” “Is there a way forward?”.  Prodigal Christianity seems to be listening in on my haunting questions and humbly submits keen responses. At the heart of Prodigal Christianity is a deep wrestling with how to be the missional presence of Jesus as the last vestiges of Christendom’s influence crumble. This is no easy task and David Fitch and Geoff Holsclaw do not give simple steps.  Instead they give signposts that are drenched in their own pastoral practice. These signposts point beyond worn paths and attempt […]