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The Faith Of Leap: Embracing a Theology of Risk, Adventure & Courage

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by Michael Frost & Alan Hirsch

Put the adventure back in the venture! So much of our lives is caught up in the development and maintenance of security and control. But as Helen Keller observed, "Security is mostly a superstition. . . . Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure or nothing." And when our only experience of Christianity is safe and controlled, we miss the simple fact that faith involves risk.

In The Faith of Leap, Michael Frost and Alan Hirsch challenge you to leave the idol of security behind and courageously live the adventure that is inherent in our God and in our calling. Their corrective to the dull, adventureless, risk-free phenomenon that describes so much of contemporary Christianity explores the nature of adventure, risk, and courage and the implications for church, discipleship, spirituality, and leadership.


"Very thoughtful and chock-full of insight and practical advice, this brilliant book reminds us that we can--in fact, we must--substitute another narrative for the security-obsessed one that normally drives us if we wish to truly live!"
–Reggie McNeal, author, The Present Future and Missional Renaissance

"I am frequently asked what it will take to see church multiplication movements occur in the West.  This book hits on one of the most crucial elements we need to release church multiplication movements--if not the most significant missing ingredient. This is, in my opinion, Hirsch and Frost's best work to date and is must reading for anyone who wants to release missional movements."
-Neil Cole, author of Ordinary Hero, Church 3.0, Journeys to Significance, and Organic Leadership

"Christianity has waited its entire history for someone to risk a theology of risk.  Who would have thought that its appearance would come in thr form of a fireworks festival....A remarkable tour de force."
-Leonard Sweet, bestselling author; professor, Drew University and George Fox University

"You've got two pockets. Stick in one of your pockets your Bible and in the other The Faith of Leap. You're ready. Now go."
-Scot McKnight, Karl A. Olsson Professor in Religious Studies, North Park University; author of One.Life: Jesus Calls, We Follow


About the Authors
Alan Hirsch is founding director of Forge Mission Training Network and cofounder of, an international forum for engaging with world-transforming ideas. Currently he leads an innovative learning program called Future Travelers which helps megachurches become missional movements. He is the author of numerous books, including The Forgotten Ways, and coauthor of Untamed and Right Here, Right Now.  Hirsch lives in the Los Angeles area.

Interview with Alan by Stew & the Verge Network:

Michael Frost is vice principal of Morling College; founding director of the Tinsley Insitute at Morling college in Sydney, Australia; and a Baptist minister. He is the author of Jesus the Fool, Seeing God in the Ordinary, and Exiles, and the coauthor of The Shaping of Things to Come. He lives in Australia.

Interview with Michael by Stew & the Verge Network:

ISBN-13: 978-0-8010-1415-4
Published by Baker Books (April 2011)
Shapevine Series
224 pages

Read an Excerpt [Contents through Page 25] (PDF)

Free Audio Files on Missional Movements from Michael Frost & Neil Cole


Other Books in the Shapevine Series:
Organic Leadership by Neil Cole
Ordinary Hero by Neil Cole
Right Here, Right Now by Lance Ford & Alan Hirsch
Untamed by Alan & Debra Hirsch

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