John Stott, a prominent Anglican and author of Mere Christianity, asked: “what is the greatest need of the church today?”
His answer was: “the church needs greater number of deep Christians – Christians that are not shallow nor superficial but deep and committed”.
Richard Foster made a similar point in his book “Celebration of Discipline”
“Superficiality is the curse of our age. The doctrine of instant satisfaction is a primary spiritual problem. The desperate need today is not for a greater number of intelligent people, or gifted people, but for deep people”.