This is a compelling tract for our times (manifesto) addressed to evangelicals around the English-speaking world from the general director of the Evangelical Alliance. This umbrella group represents evangelical Christians in the United Kingdom and is part of the larger World Evangelical Alliance of 128 national and seven regional alliances including the National Association of Evangelicals in the USA. Written in an accessible style this short and readable manifesto issues a prophetic call to help set the agenda for evangelicals to: Present Christ credibly the 21st century Rehabilitate term evangelical as good news Engage in spiritual and social transformation The book includes discussion questions to enable classes, groups, and teams to read and discuss the contents of the book. As the church faces challenges and opportunities, this book can serve as a catalyst to move the evangelical church forward to make a difference in the world by fostering spiritual and social transformation.
Joel Edwards, general director of the Evangelical Alliance UK, is a passionate advocate of both diversity and unity within the church that results in real change in real lives and communities. Joel also serves on a number of faith, government, and public agency advisory groups and regularly broadcasts in the UK and internationally. As part of his commitment to long-term change for the world's poor, Joel chairs the Micah Challenge International Council. He has an honorary doctorate from the University of St. Andrews, and resides in London.