Description of Fragile Hope by Thomas G. Bandy
Some congregations are concerned primarily with health and stability; others with mission and outreach. Some generally seek a pleasant sense of harmony and fellowship; others vibrate with an edgy energy. Some members are risk-averse; others, risk-seeking. In this innovative book, Bandy explains how the desire to minimize conflict and change can deaden one's discernment of the leadership of the Spirit. With the visionary sweep that has become his trademark, Bandy explains how congregations can leave behind their preoccupation with a false harmony and follow Jesus into the mission field of contemporary North American culture.