For those of you not (like me) bored with the saga of choosing the title of my next book, here’s the latest suggestion: Ordinary Heroes: Living the Cross and Resurrection.
It picks up an idea in the conclusion. The three people so far who’ve read the conclusion have all cried! I’m not saying anything more about its content at this stage – you’ll have to wait for the book.
Writing the conclusion crystallized for me one of the things I’m trying to do in the book. I want to write a hard-hitting call to radical discipleship. But I also want to say that living the cross and resurrection is not just for missionaries and martyrs, but for ordinary Christians. It picks up one of what I think is the key themes of Total Church, namely the idea of ordinary people living ordinary lives with gospel intentionality. This is radical Christianity for ordinary people in the context of ordinary life.
‘Ordinary Heroes’ is also a paradoxical statement which many of you were keen on in the comments you gave to the previous posts of this topic.