This book is a clarion call to re-discover the essence of what it means to be the Church in a world that longs for what the church has to offer.

Phil Maynard

Author, Coach, Congregational Developer

Publication of Author Rebekah Simon-Peter’s

Forging a New Path: Moving the Church Forward in a Post-Pandemic World

Rebekah Simon-Peter’s Forging a New Path is a groundbreaking guidebook for the post-pandemic church. The prophet Ezekiel surveyed a valley of drybones and was asked, “Can these bones live?” His prophetic vision hinted at the lifelessness of a people in exile hundreds of years ago.

In the twenty-first century, his question echoes through time in a new way: Can these churches live? For people who care about faith-based communities, the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and the Kingdom of God, this question is critical. When the pandemic broke out, it badly disrupted church life, already hindered by declining membership, forcing pastors and church members alike to ask once more, “Can this church live?”

Rebekah Simon-Peter wrote Forging a New Path in response to conversations and questions that people in churches across the country are having. Leaving no stone unturned, she looks at pandemics past to see how medieval Christians dealt with these same issues. In this book, the author shares what we can learn from our past to help reshape our future.

Simon-Peter borrows the vision of Ezekiel, “Can these bones live?” to remind the reader of the Scripture’s answer: “This is what the sovereign LORD says to these bones, ‘I will make breath enter you, and you will come to life.’” 

Rebekah Simon-Peter is the author of Dream Like Jesus (Market Square Books, 2019), The Jew Named Jesus (Abingdon Press, 2013), Green Church: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Rejoice! (Abingdon Press, 2010), and 7 Simple Steps to Green Your Church, (Abingdon Press, 2010). A nationally-recognized inspirational speaker, Simon-Peter is the founder and developer of the award-winning leadership development program, Creating a Culture of Renewal®. Her gift is empowering people to discover their inner divinity, advance from discipleship to apostleship, and co-create miracles with God.


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  • Publisher: Market Square Publishing (May 2022)
  • ISBN: 978-1-950899-59-3