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Fresh Expressions in the Sacramental Tradition
Ancient Faith, Future Mission
Edited by Steven Croft and Ian Mobsby
Publisher:Canterbury Press imprint of Hymns Ancient & Modern Ltd
Starting with the address at a national pilgrimage for Fresh Expressions by Rowan Williams, this book builds on his interesting and inspiring words to provide various examples of how ‘FX’ works out in the ‘sacramental Tradition’. It may be a surprise to many that it does but here we have a variety of examples from ancient Celtic in ‘Contemplative Fire’ to a Eucharist based around U2 and the Millennium Development Goals: called U2charist! This is a highly informative and well written book by a collection of contributors who make the more technical theological explanations very accessible. It is a valuable insight and addition to the various books on ‘FX’ which illustrates how it is becoming accepted, and understood within the wider church context. This should open more doors for churches to engage with the Gospel and Culture questions today, and reach out with greater clarity and effectiveness. Commended by the Archbishop of Canterbury, this book will do just that and I am grateful that the ‘FX’ team have brought it together.
Reviewer: Jim Currin (23/07/09)