It Takes a Church to Raise a Christian: How the Community of God Transforms Lives

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Tod Bolsinger challenges Christians to rediscover the essential nature of God as a Triune community. By doing so, says Bolsinger, the church will recover its vitality as a truly life-transforming communion.

Focusing on daily living issues, the book engages writers including John Calvin and Richard Foster. Reclaiming a true trinitarian practical theology will allow Christians to reawaken and nourish a spirituality that is communal, not merely consumerist or individualistic. It ...

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Overview

Tod Bolsinger challenges Christians to rediscover the essential nature of God as a Triune community. By doing so, says Bolsinger, the church will recover its vitality as a truly life-transforming communion.

Focusing on daily living issues, the book engages writers including John Calvin and Richard Foster. Reclaiming a true trinitarian practical theology will allow Christians to reawaken and nourish a spirituality that is communal, not merely consumerist or individualistic. It will create Christian communities in which God transforms believers together into the likeness of Christ.

It Takes a Church to Raise a Christian is designed for pastors, worship leaders, evangelists, and other church leaders.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781587430893
  • Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 4/1/2004
  • Pages: 208
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.44 (d)

Meet the Author

Tod E. Bolsinger is senior pastor of San Clemente Presbyterian Church in San Clemente, California, where he lives with his wife and two children.
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 7
Introduction: A Latte, Some Friends, and the Trinity 11
Pt. 1 In Search of Exceptional Lives
1 It Takes a Church to Raise a Christian 21
2 Come for Supper! 28
Pt. 2 History and Theology: Forming Exceptional Lives
3 God's Spectacular Intention 41
4 The Transforming Communion 56
5 Living the Trinity 70
Pt. 3 An Exceptional Community: Life-Transforming Practices
6 Transforming Worship I: Performing for God 85
7 Transforming Worship II: Worship That Changes Things 93
8 Transforming Word I: Look, Listen, Live! 109
9 Transforming Word II: Reading at the Table 127
10 Transforming Witness I: Praying with Jesus 137
11 Transforming Witness II: Discernment and Wisdom 150
12 Transforming Witness III: Ministry and Glory 156
Conclusion: People of the Table - A Spirituality of Fellowship and Following 165
Notes 175
Index 203
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