According to the way that we normally measure -success- and -progress, - things seem to be going in the wrong direction, writes author Pete Briscoe. Western Christianity, as a whole, is losing ground. The data indicates that the North American church is following the footsteps of our European spiritual ancestors into post-Christian society. Briscoe calls this time in history -Dry Lands.- And its symptoms include Christians feeling spiritually thirsty and tired, like they've been wandering through brush and thistles. They may even start to wonder, -Does it really matter? Is it really worth it?- Pete and his wife felt that way. After a particularly difficult year, they were just about ready to call it quits. With refreshing candor, Briscoe asks, -Don't we all draw back and question the very premise of our faith-? How about you? Are you experiencing your own trial in the -dry land- of life? If so, you're not alone. But take heart. Help is on the way. According to Briscoe, there's a flood coming. A flood of God's Spirit to rain down on this world. A tsunami of praise that's rising up across the globe. -For the sake of your soul and the strength of your church, it's time to be submerged in the life-giving waters of God's global passions, - he writes. The Surge provides encouragement and hope to Christians who feel too weary to continue. It's a book for people who live in a -dry land- - and desperately need God to refresh them.