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City Signals [Paperback]

By Smith Brad (Author)
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Pages   208
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9.01" Width: 7" Height: 0.54"
Weight:   0.9 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Dec 8, 2008
Publisher   NEW HOPE PUBLISHING #351
ISBN  1596690453  
EAN  9781596690455  

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City Signals is a ten-week interactive study that examines the exploding growth and the prominence of global cities in our world. The author equips those who minister within their communities and cities with new ideas and tools for reaching the nations who are now in every neighborhood. In addition to focusing on the theology, principles, and practices of global urban ministry, the study highlights urban themes in church history. The study can be completed in an individual or group setting.

Publishers Description
Whether you work with the urban poor or the urban powerful; volunteer in a ghetto; work as CEO of a business; live in the hood; or focus your ministry on a few people, a neighborhood, or a city to transform the social structure of society this study will give you new ideas and tools to pursue your calling."

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Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Brad Smith (ThM, Dallas Theological Seminary) is president of Leadership Network. As a former U.S. Senate aide, consultant to churches and business, and founding pastor and church planter, Brad has developed people-equipping processes in a variety of settings.

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Limited Helpfulness Ahead  Nov 4, 2009
Brad Smith is an old hat in--some might include him as a pioneer in and leader of--the area of urban ministry. He serves as president of Bakke Graduate University, and his heart for ministry in the urban setting is readily evident.

His book is a study in spiritual formation. Stating up front that the material is designed for those who are struggling with all the ins and outs, ups and downs, starts and stops, of urban ministry, Smith offers some helpful hints that may or may not be readily available to all readers. With nine chapters addressing spiritual formation principles like pain encountered and presence in relationship, and a tenth chapter throne in as a re-cap, the book shows good organization, and even includes group leader helps and formation aids as appendices. Each chapter concludes with personalization questions and challenges useful for individual or group study.

From there the book gets lost from its conceptualization. Certainly some of the principles about building relationship and understanding the different styles of growth experienced by a variety of leaders are helpful, but Smith couches his message in a way that will be ultimately narrowing of his audience. While one would assume unintentional, Smith sends the message that ministry outside any urban setting is not really ministry at all, and this would lose to him some of those he would like to welcome as partners in urban ministry (namely those who live and serve outside major population areas). In Chapter 10 he seems to cast a Bandaid® towards this unfortunate conclusion, but it comes as too little, too late.

The other, more screaming drawback to the book is the disjointed approach to the author's definition of spiritual formation. While there is not a problem in approaching spiritual formation from a nontraditional angle, the fleshing out of ideas reaches a disconnect in which the reader must scratch his head asking where the writer is going and where he's come from? Some who are actively engaged in urban ministry will find this book a helpful study, others will have to dig deep between the pages to find principles that do truly cross ministry boundaries--principles about relationship and calling, and still others will do well by avoiding this book at all.

City Signals gets only 2 reading glasses from this reviewer.

--Benjamin Potter, November 4, 2009

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