The story of Christianity is a story of incarnation - God taking on flesh and dwelling among the people he created. God appointing and sending people as his body, his hands and feet. Disciples of Jesus bearing the good news even as they bear the marks of his passion. Whatever Christianity is, it is at least a matter of flesh and blood and the ends of the earth. And yet so much of contemporary Christian culture is rooted not in incarnation but in escape - escape from the earth to heaven, escape from the suffering of this world, escape even from one another.
Christianity is increasingly understood as something personal, conceptual, interior, private, neighbor-less. If Jesus was God incarnate, the church is in danger of being excarnate. Michael Frost expertly and prophetically exposes the gap between the faith we profess and the faith we practice. And he offers new hope for how the church can fulfill its vocation: to be the hands and feet of Christ to one another and to our neighbors, to the ends of the earth and to the end of the age.
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A Timely Call To Embodied Faith
"Incarnate" is an excellent audiobook that brings to life the idea of incarnating our faith in an age of disengagement.
Drawing from experience, cultural hotspots & a rich faith, the book offers a hopeful and attainable alternative to our disconnected culture.
Neenan's performance was clear and engaging, though knowing that Frost is Australian made the read strange in some ways.
The book made me "Aha!" out loud many times. It is captivating and interesting throughout.
An excellent resource for every audiobook library.
- Jamie Arpin-Ricci
- Terry Ishee