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Growing Edge: In Brief

Futurist Leonard Sweet has moved on—from water to land. After his Soul Tsunami and Aqua Church, Sweet is now serving as tour guide for those shipwrecked in a strange, new place. His latest book is Carpe MaÑana (Zondervan, 2001). The place is, in effect, Tomorrowland. But, Sweet warns, tomorrow is here.

Sweet compares the generation born before 1962 to refugees dropped on the shore of the future. Carpe MaÑana indoctrinates us immigrants so we can survive, surrounded by natives of the future. Even Sweet confesses, "I am an immigrant trying to learn a new culture. I am having Ellis Island experiences every day."

Sweet says times have changed: "If the dominant time zone of the modern world was the present (before then it had been the past), the dominant zone for the postmodern culture is the future." The book's nine chapters are like nine classes, each designed to give the reader tools to understand and to navigate in this future-oriented society. These are well written and documented, with ...

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