The Problem of Wineskins

40th Anniversary Edition


The classic work that helped church leaders imagine the missional implications of our identity as God’s people has been revised and updated.

What People Are Saying

“We have both always felt that Howard Snyder’s writings were prescient in that they rightly foresaw many of the issues the church was to face over the coming decades.”

Debra & Alan Hirsch, Verge Network

“I am profoundly grateful for this new edition. It offers the opportunity for Howard’s simple message to be read again at a time when it is even more needed than perhaps before.”

David Fitch, Northern Seminary

The Problem of Wineskins was a spiritual earthquake for me. . . . [his work was] nothing less than a spiritual revolution in my understanding of discipleship, ecclesiology, Trinitarian theology, and the social implications of the gospel of Jesus Christ.”

Timothy C. Tennent, Asbury Theological Seminary

Much has changed in four decades, but not the need for biblical wisdom and missional insight into structures for church life and leadership. Snyder’s wisdom and work remain remarkably relevant!

Christine Pohl, Asbury Theological Seminary

I would put this in the top five books that every serious-minded Christ-follower should read in order to enlarge their view of God’s kingdom and rightsize the conventional and current parameters of the church.

Ross Rains, Pathfinders Fellowship

Howard Snyder

Dr. Howard Snyder is a pioneer in missional church and kingdom thought. Currently he serves as the International Representative for the Manchester Wesley Research Centre in Manchester, England. He was formerly professor of the history and theology of mission, Asbury Theological Seminary (1996-2006); Professor of Wesley Studies, Tyndale Seminary, Toronto, 2007-2012. He is a popular speaker and prolific author. His works include The Problem of Wineskins, Community of the King, and most recently, Jesus and Pocahontas: Gospel, Mission, and National Myth.