A Nazareth Manifesto: Being with God

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Wiley #ad - Questions the effectiveness of the current trend of intervention as a means of fixing the problems of people in distressed and disadvantaged circumstances Argues that Jesus spent 90% of his life simply being among the people of Nazareth, sharing their hopes and struggles, contemporary, therefore Christians should place a similar emphasis on being alongside people in need rather than hastening to impose solutions Written by a respected priest and broadcaster and renowned Christian ethicist and preacher Supported by historical, exegetical and anecdotal illustrations Wiley academic.

A Nazareth Manifesto: Being with God #ad - A nazareth manifesto is an eloquent and impassioned ecumenical proposal for re-envisioning Christianity’s approach to social engagement away from working “for” the people to being “with” them.

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Bible and Mission: Christian Witness in a Postmodern World

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Baker Academic #ad - This book will be rewarding reading for pastors, and students of Scripture, lay readers, mission, and postmodernism. Bauckham applies these insights to the contemporary scene, encouraging those involved in mission to be sensitive to postmodern concerns about globalization while at the same time emphasizing the uniqueness of Christian faith.

Bible and Mission: Christian Witness in a Postmodern World #ad - . Used book in Good Condition. Richard bauckham shows how God identifies himself with particular individuals or people in human history in order to be known by all. He is the god of abraham, finally, and David and, Israel, the one who acts through Jesus Christ. This engaging study provides a new way of looking at Scripture--one that takes seriously the biblical idea of mission.

In doing so, he demonstrates the diversity of Christian faith around the world.

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Jesus and the Disinherited

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Beacon Press #ad - Hatred does not empower--it decays. In this classic theological treatise, the acclaimed theologian and religious leader Howard Thurman 1900-1981 demonstrates how the gospel may be read as a manual of resistance for the poor and disenfranchised. Jesus is a partner in the pain of the oppressed and the example of His life offers a solution to ending the descent into moral nihilism.

Jesus and the Disinherited #ad - Only through self-love and love of one another can God's justice prevail. Used book in Good Condition.

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Leading Lives That Matter: What We Should Do and Who We Should Be

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Eerdmans #ad - They include in this conversation some of the Western tradition's best writings on human life -- its meaning, purpose, and significance -- ranging from ancient Greek poetry to contemporary fiction. Wm b eerdmans Publishing Co. Leading lives that matter draws together a wide range of texts -- including fiction, autobiography, and philosophy -- offering challenge and insight to those who are thinking about what to do with their lives.

Including leo tolstoy's novella the Death of Ivan Ilych as an extended epilogue, this volume will help readers clarify and deepen how they think about their own lives. Instead of giving prescriptive advice, Mark Schwehn and Dorothy Bass approach the subject of vocation as an ongoing conversation. Used book in Good Condition.

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The Prophetic Literature Core Biblical Studies

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Abingdon Press #ad - The prophetic literature offers rich and rewarding insights into a series of prophetic works whose profound influences and inspirational wisdom have endured to the present day. Used book in Good Condition. This unique introduction to the Prophetic books provides a comprehensive examination of one of the most important, and misunderstood genres of the Hebrew Bible.

A series of chronological chapters focus on each prophetic book examining its literary structure, authorship, and the editorial processes that produced each book. Readers are also introduced to the most recent scholarly research into the formation of prophetic books and the ongoing task of the scribes in updating previous works to meet new situations.

The Prophetic Literature Core Biblical Studies #ad - The book begins by placing the prophets in their historical context and introducing the idea of a prophetic book. It examines the nature and purpose of prophetic literature, as well as providing an in-depth account of the origins and development of each individual book. Wm b eerdmans Publishing Co.

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Creating a Life with God: The Call of Ancient Prayer Practices

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Upper Room #ad - It is about taking on the mind of Christ, a process that is a journey, the journey of prayer. So begins wolpert's invitation to fully experience the lifeline God offers us in prayer. Creating a life with God is suitable for both individual and small group study. The purpose of this book is to nourish a deeper, more satisfying prayer life.

This book is truly about life with God: a life in which the awareness and consciousness of God sweep us off our feet the way a lover would. Creating a life with god goes beyond the rote prayers that so many of us have experienced and found wanting. You'll discover new ways to pray through * experiencing solititude and silence * using your mind and imagination * using your body and creativity * connecting with nature and community You'll discover how classical approaches to God can deepen your prayer life today.

An appendix offers step-by-step instructions for practicing the Jesus Prayer and the prayer of examen, for walking the labyrinth, and more. Wm b eerdmans Publishing Co. Used book in Good Condition. Wolpert explains 12 prayer practices and introduces you to historical figures who best illuminate each practice.

Creating a Life with God: The Call of Ancient Prayer Practices #ad - In fact, wolpert admits that his own frustration with the formula prayers and his unsettled longing immediately after college led to his search for a different kind of prayer, one that's ""a deep conversation with God beginning with communion and leading to transformation. Prayer illuminates our minds, enabling the love of God to permeate all that we do.

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The Abundant Community: Awakening the Power of Families and Neighborhoods

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Berrett-Koehler Publishers #ad - It shows how to reweave our social fabric, especially in our neighborhoods. In this way we collectively have enough to create a future that works for all. Institutions and professional services have reached their limit of their ability to help us. Used book in Good Condition. Berrett-Koehler Publishers. John mcknight and peter block show that we have the capacity to find real and sustainable satisfaction right in our neighborhood and community.

We have become consumers and clients, not citizens and neighbors. Wm b eerdmans Publishing Co. The consumer society tells us that we are insufficient and that we must purchase what we need from specialists and systems outside the community. We need our neighbors and community to stay healthy, raise our children, produce jobs, and care for those on the margin.

The Abundant Community: Awakening the Power of Families and Neighborhoods #ad - This book reports on voluntary, self-organizing structures that focus on gifts and value hospitality, the welcoming of strangers.

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The Godbearing Life: The Art of Soul Tending for Youth Ministry

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Upper Room #ad - Dean and foster rechart a course for youth ministry through the classical spiritual disciplines of the church. Berrett-Koehler Publishers. The book identifies families, congregations, and mentor relationships as the "holy ground" where young people are most likely to say "Yes!" to God. Wm b eerdmans Publishing Co.

In the godbearing life, the authors offer a lively spiritual primer and practical guide for those who pastor young people. Used book in Good Condition.

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The Sacred Way: Spiritual Practices for Everyday Life Emergent YS

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Zondervan #ad - Perfect Condition! . Broaden your spiritual horizons. How has spirituality changed in the last 500, 000, 1, or even 2, 000 years? how can ancient approaches to faith help my relationship with God today? In The Sacred Way, popular author and speaker Tony Jones mines the rich history of 16 spiritual disciplines that have flourished throughout the ages and offers practical tips for implementing them in your daily life.

Wm b eerdmans Publishing Co. Used book in Good Condition. As you do, your way of living your spiritual life will never be the same. Find encouragement and challenge through time-tested disciplines such as: •Silence and solitude •The Jesus prayer •Meditation •Pilgrimage Explore these proven approaches to deepening your faith.

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Making Room: Recovering Hospitality as a Christian Tradition

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Eerdmans #ad - Making Room: Recovering Hospitality as a Christian Tradition #ad - Perfect Condition! Used book in Good Condition. Making room revisits the Christian foundations of welcoming strangers and explores the necessity, difficulty, and blessing of hospitality today. Combining rich biblical and historical research with extensive exposure to contemporary Christian communities -- the Catholic Worker, L'Arche, L'Abri, and others -- this book shows how understanding the key features of hospitality can better equip us to faithfully carry out the practical call of the gospel.

Wm b eerdmans Publishing Co. Although hospitality was central to Christian identity and practice in earlier centuries, our generation knows little about its life-giving character. Berrett-Koehler Publishers.

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Acts: A Theological Commentary on the Bible Belief: a Theological Commentary on the Bible

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Westminster John Knox Press #ad - Used book in Good Condition. Berrett-Koehler Publishers. According to jennings, revealing a god who is moving over the land, Acts is like Genesis, "putting into place a holy repetition that speaks of the willingness of God to invade our every day and our every moment. He reminds us that acts took place in a time of Empire, when the people were caught between diaspora Israel and the Empire of Rome.

Acts: A Theological Commentary on the Bible Belief: a Theological Commentary on the Bible #ad - Perfect Condition! The spirit of God intervened, offering new life to both. Jennings shows that acts teaches how people of faith can yield to the Spirit to overcome the divisions of our present world. In this new commentary for the belief series, award-winning author and theologian Willie James Jennings explores the relevance of the book of Acts for the struggles of today.

Wm b eerdmans Publishing Co. While some see acts as the story of the founding of the Christian church, Jennings argues that it is so much more, depicting revolution—life in the disrupting presence of the Spirit of God.

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