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Monday, May 11, 2015

Blind Spots: Becoming a Courageous, Compassionate, and Commissioned Church

Collin Hansen serves as the editorial director for the Gospel coalition.  He is the author of Blind Spots, Young, Restless, Reformed:  A Journalist's Journey with the New Calvinists, and co-author with John Woodbridge of A God-Sized Vision.

He earned an MDiv from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and an undergraduate Journalism degree and History degree from Northwestern University.  

He and his wife belong to Redeemer Community Church in Birmingham, AL.  He serves on the advisory board of Beeson Divinity School.  

You can follow him on Twitter and Facebook.

What if our differences became opportunities?

The world needs bold, united followers of Jesus.  It needs you and me to understand and appreciate the contributions of our brothers and sisters in faith.  However, too often, our blind spots lead to divisions and disagreements, preventing God's people from testifying to his grace with one voice.

In the provocative book, Collin Hansen helps us view our differences as opportunities to more effectively engage a needy world with the love of Christ.  Highlighting the diversity of thought, experience, and personality that God has given to His people, Blind Spots lays the foundation for a new generation of Christians eager to cultivate a courageous, compassionate, and commissioned church.

You can Download the Blind Spots Quiz to find where your blind spots are!

You can also listen to conversations with Collin Hansen and several leaders on recognizing blind spots in the church by clicking on each of the names below:
Read an excerpt of the book HERE.

I highly recommend Blind Spots by Collin Hansen.  The book is only 118 pages in link, but Collin says a lot in those few pages!  Collin succinctly shows readers how the threads of doctrine, cultural engagement, and revival don't have to be separate, but can and should be strongly woven together.  In the introduction he says,  "God doesn't want us to look down on and suspect the worst of one another.  Rather, He intends us to use these diverse gifts to love the world in a church united by the gospel of Jesus Christ.  This moment demands our humility, bravery, and creativity.  Why should the world know us by our disharmony, discouragement, and disillusion?"

Blind Spots would be a powerful and useful tool for use in your Sunday School department or in a small group study.  You can find your copy where Christian books are sold or through the publisher, Crossway.

*I was provided a complimentary copy of the book for the purpose of my honest review.