My good friend, Jason Clark, pastor of Vineyard Church Sutton, and Blogger over at DeepChurch, is going to be doing a series of talks about the Fruit of the Spirit, drawing on my own work, which he is very flattering about.
So not only is this one of the only books on the Fruits of the Spirit, it’s focus on the mundane of life, compared the the thrills of consumer society, and and hype of much of the Christian life and church, is refreshing. But it’s not a jeremiad, rather a revolutionary call to a way of life so intrinsic to the Christian Faith, yet so easily missed in our attention deficit world.
Here’s the quote I wrote that was printed on the back of the book:
”In our secular world becoming a christian is almost synonymous with becoming a ‘worse’ person, and somehow less than ‘human’. Through a beautiful and compelling exposition of the ‘Fruits of the Spirit’ alongside a rediscovery of the true ‘humanity’ of Jesus, Alan Mann explores how life in Christ is in fact the only way to be truly, deeply and fully human in the face of our pop-corn/microwave quick fix culture’
I couldn’t recommend it more to you all, it’s one of the best books for christian formation that I have ever read.’