Forthcoming Review: The Starfish and The Spirit

I have preordered this new book from co-authors Lance Ford, Rob Wegner, and Alan Hirsch and will be reviewing it soon. I believe this will prove to be an important book for helping us shift our thinking about organic and organizational systems — and especially variations on decentralized systems and movements.

I’ve joined the Starfish Learning Stream and have appreciated their webinars on Exponential. Check out info on the book, podcast, and learning community at the book website. Other links:

The Zondervan publisher’s webpage.

The Starfish and The Spirit Facebook page.

Facebook hashtag [ #thestarfishandthespirit ].

The authors overviewed the book content in webinar episode #1. Their guest for episode #2 was the always insightful Linda Bergquist. She was the professor for the cohort of missionaries and church planters I was in for my Theological Field Education in seminary.

Consider preordering this book and becoming part of the online learning community. It will be worth your investment to be more equipped for church and movement that is more holistic, organic, and collaborative!

The book launches March 30th, and there is currently a Launch Week Raffle for The Starfish and the Spirit for several levels of prizes that include signed copies of the book and a one-hour consultation with Lance and Rob via Zoom. The deadline for raffle entries is this Friday. Here is the link to the entry raffle page.

I’m looking forward to reading, reflecting on, and reviewing The Starfish and The Spirit! I’m getting to know Rob and the important ministry work he’s been doing with teams, church planting, networks, and movements. I’ve followed Alan and Lance for over a decade for their missional and leadership work, and reviewed some of their other books:

UnLeader: Reimagining Leadership … and Why We Must, by Lance Ford (Beacon Hill Press of Kansas City, 2012).

5Q Reactivating the Original Intelligence and Capacity of the Body of Christ, by Alan Hirsch (2017; published by 5Q).