Publisher: United Methodist Publishing House | Date published: 03/07/2002
Prophetic Compass encourages pastors to embrace the communication tactics of oral tradition, in narrative and music, in place of the literary tactics of institutional survival systems.
Prophetic Compass assists pastors and worship leaders in understanding and speaking in metaphorical terms that have emotive power.
Prophetic Compass explains how our current communication systems, in worship especially, are dead and ineffective.
"I was very, very impressed... enthralled. The big thing that so impresses me is WHAT Hohstadt is saying... how clearly, succinctly, and boldly he's saying it... and how much it needs to be heard. Hohstadt brings a career as a symphony conductor to the challenges facing the church. His artistic sensitivity, his intuitive reach into the unknown, his fascinating quotations, and his energetic writing style combine to make this a book well worth reading and recommending to others. If we listen to him, we'll make more beautiful music in the years ahead."
BRIAN MCLAREN, AUTHOR, REINVENTING YOUR CHURCH
"Forget the future. This is a book for the 'now.' Hohstadt is neither afraid to speak prophetically nor prone to analysis lite. His fascinating guide to 'prophetic metaphor' is, in and of itself, worth the price of admission."
"Prophetic Compass will inspire you as well as provoke you to think. Thomas Hohstadt looks forward and speaks the essence of what the future may unfold and how the Church will relate to it. This book will help you analyze and reevaluate your effectiveness in reaching the new culture of the Digital Age."
"This is a thought-provoking analysis of how our paradigms of worship are of necessity going to be changing in today's accelerating world. Prophetic Compass will give you an insightful peek into the landscape that awaits us and for which we must prepare."