Michael Brodeur came to Christ in San Francisco during the Jesus People movement and spent the next 33 years in ministry in the city. He served as district overseer for the Association of Vineyard Churches in the Bay Area and founded the Advanced Institute of Ministry. He now serves as director of development for Jesus Culture and as overseer of the Leader Development Continuum at Bethel Church, in Redding, CA. He and his wife, Diane, have seven children. Banning Liebscher and his wife, SeaJay, are on staff at Bethel Church in Redding, California, as the Directors of Jesus Culture, a ministry dedicated to mobilizing a generation to shape culture and transform nations. Banning's passion is to see a generation of revivalists raised up who have encountered the extravagant love of Jesus and have given themselves for worldwide revival. He and his wife have three children, Ellianna, Raya and Lake.
"Revival Culture" explores some of the dynamics that can prepare us for not only the awakening we need but MUST have. Michael and Bill Johnson serve as veterans of the Jesus Movement, and they have time-tested, godly wisdom to share with those inquisitive young disciples who dare to ask how they can prepare the ground for a new visitation of the Holy Spirit. Michael's coauthor, Banning Liebscher, adds insights from today's battlefield of conflicting worldviews that oppose such a visitation and also offers answers based on God's Word. Until the awakening comes, "Revival Culture" will get us ready. DANNY LEHMANN, Hawaii Leader, Youth With A Mission As culture is ever-changing through the arts and other manifestations of human achievement, so goes the Church. Now is the time to look at history and see the matched conditions and signs manifested in the new culture of today's generation. But we need tools to measure and to match those signs and fit the new thing. Like the men of Issachar who understood timing (see 1 Chron. 12:32), Michael is a genius at reading those signs. If we are going to embrace revival, it will require an entirely different mindset than prior generations. Like a man in the middle, Michael's "Revival Culture" can help us do the matching and have success. GARY GOODELL, Founder, Third Day Churches International, Founder, Permission Ministries and Author, "Where Would Jesus Lead?" Against all odds, Michael Brodeur pastored a church in a difficult place with many spiritual and logistical difficulties. The first time I met him I was struck not only by his love for the city of San Francisco and its people but also by his obvious hunger for more of God. Having achieved much, he still looked to the horizon for more, preparing mentally and spiritually for what was to come rather than resting in what had been done. In this book, "Revival Culture," Michael shares what he has learned over the years about the effect an outpouring of God will have on our world and what the Church can do to prepare to reap--and process--a great harvest. I highly recommend both Michael Brodeur and this book. They are gifts from God to our generation. RANDY BOHLENDER, Author, "Jesus Killed My Church," Director, the Zoe Foundation In this day and age, I don't know any informed believer who would say that all is well with the Church in the United States. But what can be done to pull the Church out of its malaise? One of the most practical answers to this vital question comes from my friend Michael Brodeur. As I read "Revival Culture," chapter after chapter I saw numerous glimmers of light that together can point us to a bright and shining future. You will love this book and be greatly encouraged as you read it! C. PETER WAGNER, Vice President, Global Spheres, Inc. "Revival Culture" provides important insights to help build the "net" to capture and empower the coming harvest. Michael is a man filled with humility and wisdom. I love how he calls us to live incarnationally as Jesus did, going lower still to meet people where they are. Banning's life is a true reflection of his call for discipleship in the form of "life on life." Bill's challenge makes me want to surrender everything again. I gladly recommend "Revival Culture," and I pray God uses it to download supernatural strategies and strengthen community bonds to prepare for the coming harvest. HEIDI BAKER, Founding Director, Iris Global In this groundbreaking book, Michael takes the wisdom and experience he gained from more than 30 years of ministry in one of the most challenging cities in our nation and translates it into a practical guide that will enable us to reach the lost and bring them into a culture of sustained revival. Michael, along with his co-author, Banning Liebscher, provides a unique perspective and fresh insights into the purposes of God for the coming season. I strongly recommend this book. DR. JIM GARLOW, Senior Pastor, Skyline Church, Chairman, Renewing American Leadership We are living in the time of the greatest harvest in the history of the Church! The center of global Christianity has shifted to the southern hemisphere. "Revival Culture" addresses some of the key issues about this worldwide phenomenon and how it will shape and develop as the harvest expands. Michael Brodeur has written a timely, insightful book for those who don't want to be left behind in what God is doing. FLOYD MCCLUNG, All Nations, Cape Town, South Africa