• Surprise the World

  • The Five Habits of Highly Missional People
  • By: Michael Frost
  • Narrated by: Claton Butcher
  • Length: 2 hrs and 17 mins
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (144 ratings)

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By: Michael Frost
Narrated by: Claton Butcher
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Christianity is a surprising religion. It has changed the world in remarkable ways throughout history simply through Christians living out their faith. More recently, we've become afraid of a habituated Christianity, thinking that routines will rob our faith of its vitality. The net effect is that we've replaced the habits that surprise the world with habits that mimic the world―and both we and the world suffer for it.

Integrating the five habits in the BELLS model - Bless others, Eat together, Listen to the Spirit, Learn Christ, and understand yourself as Sent by God into others' lives - will help you spread the gospel organically, graciously, and surprisingly.

Michael Frost, a world-renowned expert on evangelism and discipleship, makes evangelism a lifestyle that is fulfilling, exciting, effective, and easy to live out!

©2016 Two Words Publishing (P)2017 Two Words Publishing LLC

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short sweet advice

Thanks(sarcastically) to benedictine monasticism and islam we need to learn rules for everything. Thankfully (sincerely) apostolicity and Christ centered motives govern these 5.

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Hoping for for Biblical Support

The first two habits seem well supported by New Testament example but when he brings up listening to the Spirit I was hoping for a New Testament insight and didn’t really get that. Listening to the Spirit IS reading the Bible so, to me, habits 3 and 4 were two parts of the same habit.

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Helpful, practical discipleship resource

Great book for thinking through how you live out your faith, and easy to imagine how this can be used in a small group setting. Five simple areas of personal self-assessment, new goal setting, and accountability.

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good but author needed to make clear his worldview

This book has left me with much to ponder as a pastor and church planter. However, as a queer Christian, I was blindsided when Frost threw in a comment that conflated the LGBTQ community with those who are not Christians. These categories do not necessarily overlap and I was frustrated that the author hadn't owned his worldview earlier in the book.

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great nugget of spiritual practices!

loved it, great and easy read, very practical in practice. The 5 spiritual rhythms of BELLS are a great foundation to be the basis of any missional Christ Follower.

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Excellent tool!!

Clear and doable. Just finished, but I have already invited someone to be part of a triad and will share this with my pastor! Simple to remember, enjoyable to implement, life-changing for all. That’s what I’m anticipating. Thank you!!!

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Visionary and Accessible

This is a perfect resources for Churches and ordinary Christians to use for implementing missionary habits into church structure and individual lives.

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Theologically pedantic

didn't dig past the late reformers for 'historical ' examples to support his thesis. not theologically sound on his eucharistic points.

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Great book!!

Easy listen and great information! Definitely makes you want to add these practices to your life. I recommend this book to everyone.

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I love the book

I love the book . it is very heart and hope drive with the goal of changing the world around us.