I’ve got a couple of reasons I’m particularly interested in this book. First, I get asked by local church leaders all the time for really good resources on developing a Great Commission culture within their church, and this book falls squarely into that category. Second, books about missions come out all the time, but they are very often weighted toward the methodology end of the spectrum. Missions books tend to answer the how question, and Payne is doing something different here by taking the conversation back to its roots and questioning some long-held assumptions concerning the mission of the church. I’m curious to see how well he accomplishes that goal, and I’m optimistic that by doing so he has created an important resource for the church.