Dr. Leonard Sweet, Dean of the Theological School at Drew University, has recently released a new book called So Beautiful: Divine Design for Life and the Church. In this book Dr. Sweet discusses God’s design for a missional, relational, incarnational church.
You can download the unabridged audio book for free through April at christianaudio.com.
I’m looking froward to giving this book a read (and now perhaps a listen as well).
Here’s the book description:
What is commonly known as DNA today was called “…so pretty!” when it was discovered years ago, and over the course of his ministry, author Leonard Sweet has discovered that this divine design also informs God’s blueprint for the church. In this seminal work, he shares the woven strands that form the church: missional, relational, and incarnational. Sweet declares that this secret is So Beautiful!
Using the poignant life of John Newton as a touchstone, Sweet calls for the re-union of these three essential, complementary strands of the Christian life. Far from a novel idea, Sweet shows how this structure is God’s original intent and shares the simply beautiful design for His church.