_Confident Witness--Changing World_ is a great followup to the preceding volumes in the Gospel and Our Culture Series. The book offers a well-balanced mix of essays from theologians and church pastors calling for American churches toward a more missional identity in Post-Christian America. The premise undergirding the entire collection is that theological is always contextual. Thus, it is essential for church leaders to be discerning of their North American context(s) in order to become faithful incarnational communities. Many of the essays are written by pastors on the front lines of this new missional movement. Thus, there are ample examples of how a missional commitment may be embodied in North American church ministry.
It is difficult to single out specific essays in the collection, but Douglas John Hall's essay "Metamorphosis: from Christendom to Diaspora" and Walter C. Hobb's "Faith Twisted by Culture: Syncretism in North American Christianity" are personal favorites. Pastors who are seeking conversation with other church leaders committed to nurturing gospel-oriented communities in North America will benefit greatly from this book.