Action in Waiting

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Given the number of people who’ve been “saved,” you’d think the world was becoming a brighter place. It could be, too, if more people would grasp the joy of losing themselves in service to God and each other. People like Christoph Blumhardt, who, in his quest to get to the essentials of faith, burns away the religious trappings of modern piety like so much chaff. Blumhardt writes with unabashed fervor, but his passion encourages rather than intimidates. His witness influenced theological giants like Dietrich ...

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Overview

Given the number of people who’ve been “saved,” you’d think the world was becoming a brighter place. It could be, too, if more people would grasp the joy of losing themselves in service to God and each other. People like Christoph Blumhardt, who, in his quest to get to the essentials of faith, burns away the religious trappings of modern piety like so much chaff. Blumhardt writes with unabashed fervor, but his passion encourages rather than intimidates. His witness influenced theological giants like Dietrich Bonhoeffer and Karl Barth. But Action in Waiting is not theology; it is too blunt, too earthy, too real. Its “active expectation” of God’s kingdom shows us that the object of our hope is not relegated to some afterlife. Today, in our world, it can come into its own – if only we are ready.

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Editorial Reviews

Rodney Clapp
Pulse-quickening…Blumhardt reminds us that personal peace is merely the wrapping paper of a more magnificent gift: confidence in the coming of God’s kingdom.
Stanley Hauerwas
Who else, besides Barth, is so unrelenting in their attack on religion? Yet who else uses the language of faith so straightforwardly and without apology?
Karl Barth
Blumhardt does something very few of us can do: represent God’s cause in the world yet not wage war on the world, love the world and yet be faithful to God.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780874869545
  • Publisher: Plough Publishing House, The
  • Publication date: 5/25/2014
  • Edition description: REVISED
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 253
  • Sales rank: 1,444,499
  • Product dimensions: 5.80 (w) x 8.10 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Pastor, politician, and author, Christoph Friedrich Blumhardt (1842–1919) with his unconventional ideas about the kingdom of God, profoundly influenced a whole generation of European seekers. Among the luminaries he influenced were Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Emil Brunner, Oscar Cullman, and Karl Barth. Yet his vision and witness are still waiting to be discovered by most Americans, few of whom have had access to his works. He carried forward the work of his father, Johann Christoph Blumhardt (1805–1880), who is regarded by many as the key figure of German pietism.

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Table of Contents

1. Seeking the Kingdom
2. Make All Things New
3. Get Busy and Wait!
4. The Savior Is Coming Now
5. Is God Still Dead?
6. The Kingdom Is at Hand!
7. Jesus Needs You – Not Your Religion
8. The New Life
9. Forget Yourself for God
10. God Is Seeking a Zion
11. Not Words, but Deeds
12. Christ Is Rising
13. What Do You Stand For?
14. Get Ready for Action
15. Don’t Push – Surrender!
16. The Power of God
17. Rejoice in the Lord

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