Liberating Love: Fighting With Christ for the City

Liberating Love: Fighting With Christ for the City

by Steve Harrison
     
 

Many today have experienced a fresh revelation of Christ’s love for themselves. We’ve been set free from crippling sins and healed from deep emotional wounds. But is that the final destination in fulfilling our spiritual destiny? Liberating Love helps take us beyond spiritual intimacy by asking a critical question—if the Bride is to follow the

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Overview

Many today have experienced a fresh revelation of Christ’s love for themselves. We’ve been set free from crippling sins and healed from deep emotional wounds. But is that the final destination in fulfilling our spiritual destiny? Liberating Love helps take us beyond spiritual intimacy by asking a critical question—if the Bride is to follow the Bridegroom then where is He going? The answer is simple but profound—to the same people and places He went to 2000 years ago— the poor, the hurting and the disenfranchised of the City.

In Liberating Love, Steve Harrison shares the journey his family took to the urban core of Minneapolis. There, they discover the fear and hopelessness that grips those oppressed by a society that refuses to accept them. They discover the greatest mission field on earth where cultures and religious belief systems have been uncaringly thrown together.

Steve soon discovers that in the places of greatest need, God is already at work. He is tenderly touching, healing and drawing His prodigals home whether they be homeless heroin addicts or refugees from gospel-resistant countries. But His heart also longs for our involvement. He desperately needs us to follow Him on this incredible rescue mission.

Liberating Love presents the missing element of Western Christianity—a ministry lifestyle that goes beyond a simple tract or prayer. It is caring enough to become a part of someone’s life—to know their story and to know their heart. But we must be motivated by more than human suffering. Vance Havner put it this way, "The primary qualification for a missionary is not love for souls, as we so often hear, but love for Christ." God wants to expose our heart to His. If we allow Him the rest becomes natural "For Christ's love compels us" (2 Corinthians. 5:14 NIV).

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780578005881
Publisher:
Believers Press
Publication date:
03/27/2009
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.30(d)

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John 10:27 says, "My sheep listen to my voice; I know them and they follow me." This statement led me to an important question. If I am to follow Him then where is He going? I may sing many songs about following Jesus, but what does it mean to follow Him? I suspect it means much more than praying to receive Jesus. To follow Him is not just going to an altar. It is not just making Him your Lord. To follow Jesus means I will go wherever He goes!

Meet the Author

Steve Harrison has been involved in full-time Christian ministry since 1973. For over sixteen years he worked with Agape Force, an interdenominational Christian organization specializing in children’s products, troubled youth, and urban ministry. He held several key positions in the organization including executive director from 1986 to 1989.

He joined Bethany International in 1990 to help establish a resource development department that included training and management of financial resources to fund worldwide missions. Later, he joined the facility of Bethany College of Missions where he taught evangelism and served as the Christian Service Director from 1996 to 1999.

In 1998 he founded Bethany Urban Development, a ministry dedicated to promoting transforming revival in urban communities. In 2007, Ardor Media was created to provide contributive resources for the desperate seekers of the Divine. The book, Consuming Love, written by Steve was released by Destiny Image in 2007. Steve has been married for over 30 years to his wife, Martha and has two children, Molly and Daniel and four grandchildren.

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