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‘When I became a Christian, I didn’t have many Christian men to look up to. There were few who could show me what a council–estate Christian looked like.’ Duncan Forbes
Think of the thriving evangelical churches in your area, and the chances are that they will be in the nice areas of town and their leaders will be middle class.
Unreached is about reaching deprived, urban, working–class areas, often estates or housing schemes. It offers us the combined experience of the Reaching the Unreached working group www.reachingtheunreached.org.uk, an informal network of Christian leaders from different parts of the UK.
This book doesn’t claim to offer the final word, but it presents us with a vision of what can be done. We pray that it will start a vital process in all our hearts and minds.
This is an excellent book for churches trying to reach deprived areas. It covers the different types of "working class", the different mindset/culture people from that background often have from "middle class" people, and ideas for how to evangelise and disciple them. It opened my eyes and inspired me.
I've just read this a second time, since others seem to like it. I'm sure it's a book that needs writing. But I can't quite engage with it! There are such complicated issues involved and I feel that the fairly simplistic (and questionable) summaries are cold. Contrast John G Paton and his intense warmth towards those he worked with, whilst recognising their deep cultural sins. I'm afraid I think it needs many years more thought and experience.
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