Megashift - (Paperback)
By James Rutz
Also available in digital format here.
"If you read one 'Christian book' this year, make it 'Megashift' by Jim Rutz." - Joseph Farah, founder of WND
The 1,700-year nightmare is over.
This is not another book highlighting the eradication of Christian piety and rehashing the overpowering evil that seems to rule society. Rutz’s refreshing outlook illuminates an upsurge of power and activity in the body of Christ.
A megashift of spiritual power into the hands of ordinary people is about to overwhelm the world and put it into vastly better shape. Prepare yourself to take part in a total makeover of Planet Earth!
Discover a new world where ...
Over a billion non-Christians may become highly active Christians in the next dozen years. A whole new form of Christianity promises to bring a far greater impact than the Protestant Reformation.
Millions of ordinary people are doing miracles. God has brought hundreds of people back from the dead, mostly in the last 15 years. These are not near-death experiences, but real resurrections of actual corpses.
A shift from spectator religion
"Megashift" not only documents a wide range of miracles, but also spotlights hundreds of thousands of house-church teams around the globe that are producing a new culture of responsible freedom.
In these teams, people are allowed to speak and interact. They often form deep friendships, dump their heaviest problems, turn into free and powerful spearheads of worldwide change and get connected with God and man in ways that almost defy description. This is a "Megashift" away from spectator religion.
8 percent growth per year: There is a hidden world that already has 707 million evangelical/charismatic Christians who are growing by an incredible 8 percent a year.
In the center of this shockwave are roughly 100 million informal networks of committed circles who run their own show without buildings, paid pastors or sermons. "Megashift" is a startling introduction to that surge of grass roots power and love, which is forming the culture you will soon live in.
Sample chapter titles include:
1.) The New Kingdom Explosion: “Exciting miracles and church growth.” Rutz tells how the kingdom of God is expanding exponentially!
2.) The New Engines of Change: “10 rediscovered forces behind it all.” This exciting chapter shows how God is pouring His power into new believers and what brought about this radical change.
3.) The New Saints: “7 signs of today’s overcomers.” A new kind of disciple is breaking away from the sidelines of Christianity – one who is liberated, proactive and empowered.
4.) The New Church: “30 hallmarks of emerging, Scripture-based congregations.” Today churches all over are going back to a biblical basis. Rutz illuminates what defines these churches and explains their unique characteristics.
Finally, here is a positive book focusing not on the depravity and hopelessness of the world, but highlighting the change that Christians are making worldwide. This book will boost every Christian’s confidence and motivate all to get off the sidelines and participate in the work of Christ.
The late James Rutz was an author of several books, advertising copywriter, columnist, teacher, pioneer thinker, chronicler of the miraculous, spokesman for the worldwide House Church community and WND columnist.