Willard’s bestselling book THE DIVINE CONSPIRACY critiqued the church’s obsession with “sin management” and revolutionized how we understand Christian discipleship. Jesus is not a remote savior, waiting for us in heaven after we die, Willard taught, but a leader and teacher to whom we apprentice ourselves to learn the heavenly skills God wants us to have and to fulfill what Jesus had in mind when he declared that the “kingdom of God has come.”
In THE DIVINE CONSPIRACY CONTINUED co-written with theologian Gary Black, Willard lays out the next stage in God’s plan as this generation of disciples (including pastors and lay leaders) enter into the culture’s positions of leadership and transform the world from the inside out. Christians are not called to protect themselves from the world but to step into the world to lead and serve.
Once again Willard proves to be a leader’s leader, the teacher other leaders look to for guidance and understanding. As the last book Willard was actively working on upon his death, this book will become not only a cherished fount of wisdom but a new blueprint for how God’s revolution can continue into the twenty-first century.