Wright, TimThe Prodigal Hugging Church

( Joy Resources, Ausburg Fortress, Minneapolis, MN, 2001) 63 pages, paperback. Obtain from Ausburg Fortress, Box 1209, Minneapolis, MN 55440.

By far the best case yet for the church unashamedly embracing culture in order to reach people for Christ. Tim Wright shows us how to evangelize by “hanging out” with the culture. This book should be read by any prim and proper, uptight church leader. If you are looking for material to help you convince your leaders of the need to understand, embrace, welcome, affirm, engage, use, serve, and perhaps save the culture, read this tiny book. It is impossible to read without tears of joy.