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Godspeed: Making Christ's Mission Your Own
By Britt Merrick, with Allison Trowbridge
What People Are Saying...
"Britt Merrick not only teaches the Word accurately, but also lives it out."
—Francis Chan, author of Crazy Love
"What an encouraging, convicting, and eminently practical book, Britt Merrick has given us. Godspeed shows us how, living at the speed of the gospel, propels us into a Trinitarian way of living and loving. We drop the "s" on Missions, because all of life is to be lived as the storyboard of our Father's commitment to make all things new through the Son by the power of the Holy Spirit. And to think, God has written us into this irrepressible story of redemption and restoration. What a privilege, what a joy. Get and read, share and live this book with your friends."
—Scotty Smith, Founding Pastor, Christ Community Church, Franklin, TN
"Britt Merrick is a leader who lives what he speaks. Read this book, it will inspire you to audaciously live what you believe."
—Jeff Shinabarger, Founder, Plywood People
"This book is a jolt of missional adrenaline! In Godspeed Britt Merrick calls the Church to embark on the journey of a lifetime: and it's called "Missio Christi" or the mission of Christ. Godspeed is so thoroughly encouraging and radically convicting—this is a book you simply must read!"
—Mark Batterson, Pastor of National Community Church, Author of The Circle Maker
"My new friend Britt challenges the church to be more than just a place where saints sit, soak and sour. By giving us practical examples from his life and Reality church, Britt challenges us all to participate in the mission of God for the sake of the world. This is a wake up call for the American church."
—Darrin Patrick, Lead Pastor of The Journey, Author of For the City and Church Planter
"I'm so thankful for Britt Merrick. Britt writes about what may be the very reason so many Christians get disillusioned with faith or go through routines of "church" and feel they are missing something, but don't know what it is. Britt hits the heart of this by directly addressing the need for all Christians who claim to follow Jesus to be on His mission. You cannot help but have your heart and mind explode with passion for being on the mission of Jesus after reading Godspeed. Not just a quick reaction type of passion that will fade, but a deep one based out of the heart of Jesus that impacts every core of our being. This book will not only deeply impact those who read it, but it will impact so many who will be influenced by those who read it. I look forward to hearing the stories of how God will use this book in the lives of so many people."
—Dan Kimball, on staff at Vintage Faith Church and author of Adventures in Churchland
"Godspeed throws a grenade of truth into a world where it's so easy to think you've got to come up with your own mission in life. Britt offers a beautiful, compelling reminder that we've already got a mission, Christ's mission."
—Jon Acuff, Wall Street Journal Bestselling author of Quitter and Stuff Christians Like
"Christians must regain their identity as being sent by God, and after reading this book, I am more convinced of this than ever before. Britt does a marvelous job both theologically and practically helping us to that end. Don't just read this book, do this book!"
—Dave Lomas, Pastor of Reality San Francisco
6/1/2012 4:00:00 AM