We've been reading this book together and its pretty interesting. One comment Bass makes gives me encouragement as a young pastor. She writes:
"In both my research and my own church attendance, I have noted younger church members are attracted to particular congregations because those churches are clear about their traditions" (p.48).
I think she's going to be building on this idea throughout the rest of the book. This idea seems to be confirmed by the renewed interest in Calvinism that we are seeing as of late, and the ancient/future emerging worship trend.
If the United Methodist Church can reach back and boldly proclaim our Wesleyan doctrine in a relevant way, we may stand a chance of influencing a new generation of seekers for Christ.