Green Shoots out of Dry Ground
Growing a New Future for the Church in Canada
Imprint: Wipf and Stock
"This visionary book taps into deep biblical roots to discern how green shoots are springing up out of the dry ground of a post-Christendom culture. If the church is born of the word of God planted in dry ground, then this book offers gardening tips, and perhaps some fresh water to nurture those fragile seedlings. Or maybe we could say the church is a community garden and John Bowen serves us all as a master gardener, bringing together others with church growing, planting, and nurturing skills to make this garden flourish."
--Brian J. Walsh, CRC Campus Minister, University of Toronto
"Bowen, in Green Shoots out of Dry Ground, captures the dilemma we face: wanting to be hopeful and inviting of Spirit-driven seasons, yet honest and reflective about the dryness of soil and too little rain. The bumpiness of opinion from one writer to another is helpful, reminding us that none has mastered the answers, yet all are desirous to see green shoots grow out of dry ground."
--Brian C. Stiller, Global Ambassador, The World Evangelical Alliance