Hohstadt, ThomasDying to Live: The 21st Century Church
( Damah Media, Odessa, TX, 1999) 199 pages, paperback, $10.99 Obtain from Damah Media, 3522 Maple, Odessa, Tx 79762.
Thomas Hohstadt is one of the new digital prophets pointing the way into the future. Hohstad offers us a fascinating and easy read about a difficult subject – the impact of the emerging cyberworld on effective Christianity and how Christians can respond. Using one metaphor after another, the author explains how this new world will be Christianity’s greatest challenge and competition. His use of what he calls “prophetic metaphors” (Damah) draws the reader into the cyberworld in such a way that one not only reads about it but experiences the uniqueness of it. Church leaders wanting to introduce their congregation to the heart and soul of the new world emerging all around them will find this book a constant companion.