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Review of Viral Jesus by Felicity Dale

I’ve been looking forward to the release of Viral Jesus: Recovering the contagious power of the Gospel by Ross Rohde for some time. A few months ago I was given the privilege of reading the manuscript and writing an endorsement, and immediately I was struck with the relevance of Ross’s message to not just the simple/organic church movement of which both he and we are a part, but far beyond that, to any Christian who desires to make an impact for the Kingdom of God.

We have known Ross for several years, and every time we meet him he has a new story of how he has met with a “person of peace” (see Luke 10), led him to become a disciple of Jesus and started a community of Jesus followers. The book is full of stories of supernatural encounters, God working miracles in people’s lives.

The early church spread like wildfire, spreading throughout the then known world in a comparatively short time. Since then, it has become something different–a lethargic parody of the vibrant life it was supposed to be.

Could we see a viral Jesus movement again here in the West? Christianity is meant to be an adventure, we as his ambassadors on mission with God. Do you want to see your church revitalized? In this outstanding book, Ross examines the principles of what it would take to recapture the excitement and viral nature of evangelism and making disciples.

Don’t start reading this book late at night–you’ll not be able to put it down. I highly recommend it.

Originally posted on Felicity Dale’s Blog HERE

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One Response to “Review of Viral Jesus by Felicity Dale”

  1. I’m reading this book right now. (My review will appear shortly on my new book review blog at the link connected to this comment.) I’m not ready to give my impression yet, by any means. But I can vouch for Felicity’s warning not to start this book late at night. Not only will you not be able to put it down…Neil Cole’s foreword was so thought provoking I wept and was wakeful through the night contemplating the viral wildfire of Kingdom growth that is surely at hand. Bottom line…DO start reading this book!

    Posted by Leah Randall | March 19, 2012, 11:59 am

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