Prodigal Christianity by David E. Fitch
10 Signposts into the Missional Frontier (Jossey-Bass Leadership Network Series)

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An engaging and thoughtful book that guides readers into the frontiers of being a missional Christian

Prodigal Christianity offers a down-to-earth, accessible, and yet provocative understanding of God's mission of redemption in the world, and how followers of Christ can participate in this work. It speaks into the discontent of all those who have exhausted conservative, liberal, and even emergent ways of being Christian and are looking for a new way forward. It offers building blocks for missional theology and practice that moves Christians into a gospel-centered way of life for our culture and our times.

Offers a compelling and creative vision for North American ChristiansPuts forth a theology and ten critical signposts that must be observed to follow a missional way of life: post-Christendom, missio Dei, incarnation, witness, scripture, gospel, church, sexuality, justice, pluralismAsks questions and points to issues that trouble many leaders in the post-modern, post-denominational, post-Christendom church

This book can fill the gap for the average Christian left discontented with the current options "after evangelicalism."


About David E. Fitch

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David Fitch (Chicago, IL) is a church planter/pastor/professor who is currently a co-pastor as well as founding pastor of Life on the Vine Christian Community ( He is well known in missional church circles for his blog,, a platform that has become a regular top 50 blog in Technorati Religious blogs as well as a top 100 Technorati in the Living category. He regularly presents and/or speaks at conferences all over North America, to audiences of 4000-5000 a year. He also developed the “Missional Learning Commons,” which attracts missional church planters from all over the Midwest to a day and a half event. He has published in Christianity Today, and his writings regularly appear in Christianity Today’s Out of Ur blog, Next Wave E-Zine, Church and Pomo Blog, as well as places like (CT) and (with a readership of 50,000). Geoff Holsclaw is Fitch’s co-pastor at Life on the Vine Christian Community. He is an up and coming theologian and church practitioner, author of several academic articles or book chapters on theology and philosophy, but has often written and spoken for more popular audiences such as his own blog ( He has also co-edited the Church and Postmodern Culture blog for the last 4 years, with James K.A. Smith (
Published February 1, 2013 by Jossey-Bass. 224 pages
Genres: Religion & Spirituality. Non-fiction

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