My good friends Alan and Deb Hirsch have recently written a book called Untamed that is definitely worth a read by every church leader and every Christian. As I talk around today, God seems to be re-emphasizing the need for discipleship. It is so easy to focus on numbers, church growth and bigness and miss the vital importance of people becoming more like Jesus. I think the Spirit is calling the church to grow deeper and to lift the spiritual vitality in our lives.
In this book, the Hirsches try to get us back to the revolutionary Jesus we are supposed to be following. Maybe our God has become too domesticated and we've lost the radical nature of what it means to be a Christ-follower. You won't find a methodology here but your paradigms will be challenged.
"A desperately needed shot of spiritual adrenaline into our mild-mannered and mediocre attempts at following Christ." [from the foreword by Rick Warren, author of The Purpose Driven Life]