Reader Angela Simmons of Indianapolis, IN, calls Dangerous Faith “beyond missional,” and “timely.” She continues, “As Christians we talk a lot about integrating our faith into our daily lives, and yet, we wonder how things like missions and spiritual disciplines fit into our weekly schedules. By weaving together adventures of past and present missionaries, suggestions for spiritual formation, and statistics of injustice, Dangerous Faith invites us to consider tangible ways to follow Jesus.”
Amazon.com reviews of Dangerous Faith come from around the world. Daniel McGinnis of the UK writes this, “I appreciate Joel Vestal’s approach to Christian serving and mission. He neither goes to the extreme of only social justice nor merely just sharing the verbal gospel – he shares through personal experience both sides. The chapter on justice was especially poignant and powerful detailing the journey of helping those involved in human trafficking and slavery. Not only does it give practicals on what Christians can do, put it also shows how we can prevent such grievous crimes in humanity.”
“This book is a must read for anyone that is considering any mission work,” adds Michael Douget Jr. of Denver. “Whether you want to go to the far reaches of the earth or help those in your community you will be truly inspired by Joel’s words. If he is on a plane in the Sudan and meeting Mother Teresa Joel truly follows a dangerous faith!”
A reader in Minneapolis, MN, calls the book “challenging and provoking,” adding that “There are many great quotes and excerpts I’d like to share but that’d take a lot of time and energy that could be better spent reading the book!”
Dangerous Faith (NavPress) was released nationwide on September 15, 2007. The book is a holistic picture of Christian discipleship/transformation that always involves passion for God and compassion for people (in local and global places). It advocates a concern for the whole church to take the whole gospel to the whole world and always with the understanding that prayer is the fuel and foundation for both life and vocation, whatever that work would be.