This updated best seller challenges the reader to examine the current church structure. If you have never read this classic, you have missed a treasure chest of information and wisdom from one of the most respected authors of our time.
Wine (the gospel of Jesus Christ) and Wineskins (the man-made structures of the church). How do the two relate? What happens when new wine is poured into old wineskins? What about making new wineskins? In short: What kinds of church structures are most compatible with the gospel in our modern, techno-urban society? Snyder addresses these questions -- and provides some challenging answers. In the course of his argument he discusses the fellowship of the Holy Spirit, the mind of Christ, the role of spiritual gifts, the pastor as a "superstar," and renewal that is deeply spiritual and immediately practical.
Endorsements & Reviews-
"No other book has had more influence in shaping my understanding of ministry at the local church level. It is a must read for every Christian leader." --Michael Slaughter, Pastor, Ginghamsburg United Methodist Church
"Howard Snyder's 'Radical Renewal' is even more relevant today than when it first appeared as 'The Problem of Wineskins' in 1975. The world has changed, but Snyder's challenges are still very much alive today." --Vinson Synan, Dean and Professor of Divinity, Regent University School of Divinity
"Important books do not die . . . all they need is a little dusting and polishing to become as vital and challenging as their first appearance. So it is with this . . . revision. Not only is it just as relevant, but given the changes taking place in society and the current state of the church, it is even more timely and necessary." --Robert Banks, Director and Dean, Macquarie Christian Studies Institute
Howard A. Snyder
Howard A. Snyder is Visiting Director of the Manchester Wesley Research Centre in Manchester, England. He has served as a pastor and as a professor at Asbury Theological Seminary (1996-2006), Tyndale Seminary in Toronto (2007-2012), and elsewhere. His books include The Problem of Wineskins, The Radical Wesley, Models of the Kingdom, and Salvation Means Creation Healed (with Joel Scandrett).