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The Permanent Revolution, by Hirsch & Catchim

With by Skye Jethani. - Reimagining the way you relate to God.

Cracking Your Church's Culture Code, by Samuel Chand

The 21 Most Powerful Minutes in a Leader's Day, by John C. Maxwell

The Forgotten Ways Handbook, by Alan Hirsch

The Starfish and the Spider: The Unstoppable Power of Leaderless Organizations, by Brafman & Becksrom

Untamed, by Alan Hirsch

Church 3.0, by Neil Cole

The Shaping of Things to Come, by Alan Hirsch and Michael Frost
As we have been digging through the book of Acts, I stumbled upon a word that was missing from the Witness of the original text – the word in the Greek is homothumadon. It is a compound word that literally means “of one passion”.  “Thumadon” is a form of the word “thumos”, where we get our word “thermal” from, meaning to “breath hard”. Yeah, When was the last time you saw that happen in church??

As I searched the translations, I became very frustrated that NONE of them (New Living, NIV, New King James, New American Standard) translated this idea in the least. Who stole the “passion” from Scripture? Apparently the translators. Would it not be helpful to know that in Acts 1:14, 2:46, 4:24, 5:12, 8:6, 15:25, and Romans 15:6, that believers were not riding around in a Honda (NAS “one accord”), but rather had a shared passion for Jesus??? Well, it’s there, and if it’s not here among us, then we are missing something. So let’s got over our selves and catch a common passion for Jesus – It was and always has been normal for the Body of Christ!

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