“In Reborn to be Wild Ed Underwood writes about the last great revival the Church has seen, The Jesus Movement of the 1960s and 1970s. Ed writes with passion, recalling the days of the Jesus People, and he fervently calls the next generation to go for Christ and light the revival fires once again! I highly recommend this book.”—Josh D. McDowell, author / speaker
A radical believer, Ed Underwood is rooted in Christ and writes with a fierceness for Christ. His desire is for you to see and feel what revival looks like from the inside. Underwood has the extraordinary faith found in Hebrews 11:1 (NLT). “Faith is the confident assurance that what we hope for is going to happen. It is the evidence of things we cannot see.” His passion in life is to see revival one more time. Reborn to be Wild takes you on a journey of how you, as a Christian, can be part of that revival. –Jon R. Wallace, President, Azusa Pacific University
The Jesus Movement of the late ’60s and ’70s was the birthplace of many influential Bible teachers and musical evangelists, and I’m still a “musicianary” to this day. The Jesus movement lives on in the hearts of thousands. The movement is still moving some, but this book has the potential to reignite our revival on a large scale. –Darrell Mansfield, Blues Hall of Fame Ambassador to California whose soulful voice and harmonica have amazed and inspired Christians worldwide for over 30 years.
Ed brilliantly captures in this book, as few have, the incredible experience of God’s grace and power in the “Jesus movement.” The three of us were there too, and Ed wonderfully paints it in all its profound impact. But then he challenges us beyond a mere memory and the cynicism that says such a time is not possible again. He asks, “Are you willing to do it all over again?” And we discover that a casual “Yes.” is not nearly enough. –-John Lynch, Bill Thrall, Bruce McNicol, bestselling co-authors, Bo’s Café, TrueFaced,Behind The Mask & The Ascent
Ed Underwood writes that “when God’s grace touches live, God’s enemy stirs”. I have to think that my friend Ed has the enemy seriously stirred up with this powerful book about revival. He shows how the Jesus Movement lost it’s revolutionary way but also shows how we can be a part of a new and lasting spiritual revival. If we dare.
My fear as I read Ed Underwood’s important new book is that those who were not part of the Jesus Movement would pass on buying it. Don’t! This is a book for every believer who longs for revival and knows that only a risky and revolutionary dependence on Christ will cause it to happen. Ed gets it, lives it and shares it powerfully with his readers. Take a chance on this book. You won’t be sorry. –Dave Burchett (Dave Burchett is an Emmy Award Winning TV sports director. He is the author of When Bad Christians Happen to Good People and he blogs regularly at Confessions of a Bad Christian)
REBORN TO BE WILD, by Ed Underwood is a wild, Helter-Skelter “trip” back to the crazy, hazy days of the 1960’s and 1970’s…it brings me back to the time when one day I would be appearing with The Righteous Brothers and Sonny and Cher on “Radical” new Television Shows like Shindig and Shivaree…and the next day I would appear with Hal Lindsey on the UCLA campus sharing the Gospel with glassey-eyed, half dressed hippies. REBORN TO BE WILD captures these extremes and everything in-between in a wild ride that concludes with the challenge to REVIVE OUR RADICAL PURSUIT OF JESUS!! –-Jerry McClain/Grammy nominated Performer/Platinum Record Winner of The Theme from HAPPY DAYS (Pratt & McClain/Warner-Reprise-Rhino records)
Ed Underwood is the real thing. I have learned to listen carefully to what he has to say, as his own suffering has given him a unique voice of insight and courage. “Reborn to be Wild” comes deep from within the heart of a true radical, and I recommend it highly. –David A. Horner, Associate Professor of Philosophy and Biblical Studies, Biola University
For the American Church struggling to keep the main thing the main thing – this book is prophetic. For the individual Christian desperate for the freedom and joy Jesus promised – this book is a Godsend. Ed’s candid testimony and history of the Jesus Movement shows us what passion for Christ can look like, how it can devolve into conflict and competition and how we can recapture it. This book WILL surprise you. –Ken Wytsma, Lead Pastor of Antioch Church in Bend, Oregon
Having become a believer during the Jesus movement, I remember well the time period that Ed Underwood writes so accurately about in his book, “Reborn To Be Wild”. Ed’s description of the adverse condition of the church today is one that we should all deeply think about. Especially true when considering the Jesus movement adopted a “Come as you are” philosophy to a generation that was hungry to find the truth. Ed’s call to return to the times of being led by the Holy Spirit and to live once again in revival is one that I pray we would yearn for. –Mike Mitchell, Western Sales Director, Avia Shoes