The main thesis of this book is that the Word and Christ are in an antithetical relationship, and that given the choice we should follow Christ. He states that "truth is not the only thing or the most important thing. The most important thing is whether or not people are attracted to the truth. Halter believes we can make it attractive if we divorce Jesus from his message. He states, Our main contention is that what drew people to Jesus, surprisingly was not his message. It was him. His message repelled people." Halters solution? I make it a point to ask people not to be evangelistic. I tell them that I dont want them to try to figure out how to share the gospel with strangers.Halter says his program works best with those who are jaded or spiritually disoriented. He filters mature Christians out of his church right from the get-go: Even in my coffee talk withvisitors, I wait to drop the bomb until Ive heard their story. If theyre struggling in faith, have no faith or have been hurt in church, then Im as cordial as Mr. Rogers. But if I discern they have been walking with God a long time, have put in a few thousand hours in church, seem overly religious or more interested in lofty theological debate than in rolling up their sleeves to serve, I get a little more assertive. Before God, I have to protect the missional calling of our church. He tells them, I dont feel any compulsion to feed you spirituallyThis mission probably has nothing to offer you. He fills his church with spiritually disoriented people, but feels no compulsion to feed them spiritually. I give the book one star because when he references scripture, (e.g. the story of the woman caught in adultery), he completely changes the details of the story to make it fit his theology. That is inexcusable.