In honor of St. Patrick’s day I am wearing green and posting a review from a Scottish friend of mine named James Petticrew on a book about the Irish which I really enjoyed called The Celtic Way of Evangelism by George Hunter.
“In this book George Hunter contributes to the current upsurge of interest in all things Celtic by focusing on what he perceives are the salient features of Celtic missionary strategy and practice and the implications for mission in the Post-Modern western culture, especially that of North America. At the risk of being pedantic, I would have preferred if the author had titled this book “The Celtic Way of Mission,rather than “Evangelism.” This title would have better described the work’s contents, as it is about more than just “evangelism” in the narrow theological meaning of that word. I would say the book is essentially about the author’s perspective of how the Celtic church participated in the “Missio Dei”of ushering in the Kingdom of God….
Here are the main issues that Hunter deals with in this book which I believe are of crucial importance to mission in the post-Christian West: Missional Ecclesiology, Culture, and Anthropology….”
To read the rest of the review, go here and look under January 9, 2007. It is worth the read!