Enjoy this excerpt from the book.
"We are in a time of transition. We are on the way to a better church. It’s a time of active waiting and patient peacemaking. And we wait with a sense of promise. Don’t be demoralized if the world doesn’t seem to be a very peaceful place. Don’t be downcast if the church reflects the world. Don’t be discouraged if anxiety rules within your heart and confusion pervades your mind.
Those who walked with God before us knew this same dissonance, and yet they listened for a harmony at the heart of the universe, they took the bread and the cup into their hands as grace, they continued to gather for worship with fellow pilgrims, all of them, all of us without exception, under construction. Through it all they discerned a truth that was the joy of human desiring. They dreamed about a peace the world could neither give nor take away, a gift about to be revealed to us.
So, what do we do with our dissonance? How do we resolve it? God is not slow, but God is patient."