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Rewilding Faith: 

Breaking Free from Empire to Reclaim the Wildness of the Way

New non-fiction from Todd Wynward, to be released by Herald Press, Summr 2015


How did Christianity become so tame?

God’s dream for human society is far wilder than we can imagine. So why are we so tied to the American Way of overconsumption, status-seeking, gadgetry, and fossil fuels, and how might we break free?

In Rewilding Faith, Todd Wynward rewilds Christianity by digging into prophetic Scriptures and the lessons of Christ to find instruction for redemptive rebellion and joyful enoughness. Wynward, who has spent more than one thousand nights outdoors, writes in the wilderness tradition of John the Baptist and Kurt Hahn, founder of Outward Bound, to discover meaning in reasonable self-denial and hope in uncolonized spaces.

Drawing from writers like Bill McKibben and Joanna Macy and communities like New Monastics and the Anabaptists, Wynward offers inspiring ideas—such as reskilling, local food covenants, relational tithes, co-housing, transition towns, and watershed discipleship—to live faithfully in an era of climate change and cultural captivity. How can we recover from our affluenza? How can we raise families and also be radical disciples? How can we engage in society without being allegiant to it? With Rewilding Faith, gain encouragement to break free from the empire of Christendom and become the wild people God wants us to be.

For advance orders, speaking engagements, or information, 

contact toddwynward@gmail.com.