In reading Amitabh Singh’s book, I was immediately reminded of a statement made years ago by the American futurist and philosopher, Alvin Toffler, who stated that, “The illiterate of the 21st Century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn unlearn, and relearn.” Needless to say, organizations including the church, are experiencing significant change today. Perhaps a distinguishing factor of the present compared to periods of change in the past, is the pace with which we are observing the change occur. The rate of change alone has the potential of leaving some feeling disoriented and confused. Do you remember the playground merry-go-round when someone cranked up the speed? It is in this context, that Amitabh’s book provides much needed clarity, wisdom and hope. Yes, change is inevitable, but it need not be overwhelming and debilitating.
– David Hazzard, General Secretary Treasurer, PAOC, Canada