There is much talk today of 'new ways of being church' and 'new monastic spirituality'.
As Simon Reed explored the Celtic roots of the Christian faith, in community with others who drew inspiration from our spiritual ancestors in the British Isles, he came to realise that the third millennium church has much in common with the first millennium church, and more importantly, much to learn from it.
In Creating Community, he introduces us to a new but at the same time very old way of being church which is based upon three core elements: a Way of Life, a network of Soul Friends, and a rhythm of prayer.
The book shows how the rediscovery of these elements by Christians today offers a vital key that opens up an ancient way for modern churches, one which not only helps to bring believers to lasting maturity but creates genuine and much-needed community in an increasingly fragmented world. 'This book works on so many levels! It's a foundational guide to doing church, to becoming community and more importantly to living community.
It's a guide book for individuals and a study book for churches.' Melanie Carroll, The Good Bookstall