"A rich book... My gratitude to Kester Brewin for his book and for raising so helpfully the questions which we must address if the aspiration of being a “Mission Shaped Church” is to go beyond rhetoric.
Along the way of the “Complex Christ” there are some suggestive meditations on scripture informed by patterns and images drawn from the natural sciences. This is conjunctive bible study at a point in which we are finding the compartmentalising of the intellectual universe, regarded by Weber as the essence of modernity, increasingly unsatisfactory."
Rt Rev Rt Hon Richard Chartres, Bishop of London
"A fantastic piece of work. It's thoughtful, provocative and engaging... Manages to successfully combine a blend of original theological reflection, engagement with the arts and culture, and insights from the science of emergence."
"Absolutely fantastic... my only regret is that it took me this long to get to it"
Will Samson [willzhead]
"Rich in ideas, inviting reflection and action, this is a book that draws on the Bible, church history, philosophy, theology, fiction, poetry, art, and disciplines of science and the social sciences. Stimulating, disturbing, poetic and hopeful."
Spirit Exchanges Newsletter
"The Complex Christ combines a theological integrity with imaginative and innovative ways of thinking about Church as a complex network. Not only does this book contribute to the current debate about the Church it is also a meditation on faith and believing in the city. It is a must read for all of those thinking through the future of the Church - in all its forms."
Dr Pete Ward, Kings College London
"A great book. Amazing."
Jordan Cooper [Jordan Cooper]
"This book is significant. Read it."
Steve Collins [smallritual]
"An important and unique book... A momentous achievement."
Rev Ian Mobsby [Moot]
"Packed with stimulating ideas."
Church of England Newspaper
"A dramatically prophetic book about the church, full of insight, imagination and creative theology."
The Church of England Reader