"We live in a time of wondrous invention, technological change and in the midst of a communication revolution.There is more information and ideas available to us everyday than any of us could take in over a lifetime. Some of these ideas are well crafted while others are as simple as a status update. And, so it is with spirituality: the options and perspectives are seemingly endless. There is the 'the here and now' perspective; 'the now and later' promise; 'the up and out' passion; 'the down and in' provocation. It can be quite overwhelming trying to live as a spiritual person. Will Williamon give us a gift with Incarnation in that he leaves nothing out. He gives light to a path of God and humanity in the beautiful dance of life. Will opens fresh an ancient story that has found rhyme with the human passion in every age and is especially fitting for the seekers and pilgrims."
--Doug Pagitt, Author, Pastor, Goodness Initiator, www.DougPagitt.com
Will Willimon has given us a fine gift: a thoughtful and provocative look at the Incarnation. At the core of this narrative, and at the center of this book, is the commanding figure of Jesus, once again overthrowing expectations, defying glib explanations, calling followers, forging a radically new community. If you are looking for a soothing devotional manual, don’t read this book, because this is instead a whitewater, wind-in-the-face adventure of the spirit.
-- Thomas G. Long, Bandy Professor of Preaching, Candler School of Theology, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia