Living Mission: The Vision and Voices of New Friars

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There is a new trend afoot, one that goes against the prevailing Western model, influenced by the values and principles of international commerce. Presented here are five "signs of life," showcased by this network of movements best referred to as "new friars."

God's kingdom in the hands of the people of God, the contributors to this book show us, is first and foremost incarnational, which leads necessarily to gospel witness that is devotional, communal, missional and marginal. ...

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Overview

There is a new trend afoot, one that goes against the prevailing Western model, influenced by the values and principles of international commerce. Presented here are five "signs of life," showcased by this network of movements best referred to as "new friars."

God's kingdom in the hands of the people of God, the contributors to this book show us, is first and foremost incarnational, which leads necessarily to gospel witness that is devotional, communal, missional and marginal. With a survey of the history of new friar movements and commentary by forerunner, this seminal book, edited by Scott A. Bessenecker, paints a picture of mission that is new only because it has been neglected for so long, a mission that is truly good news to the people in its path.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780830836338
  • Publisher: InterVarsity Press
  • Publication date: 9/1/2010
  • Pages: 176
  • Sales rank: 1,508,667
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.10 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Each year Scott Bessenecker helps send over 2000 college students to nearly every continent on earth as the associate director of missions for InterVarsity Christian Fellowship.

To prepare for his work spreading vision and mobilizing resources, Scott got a degree in Business Administration and a masters in International Development from William Carey International University.

Scott has written from a holistic Christian perspective for publications like Relevant and Mission Maker magazines and edited the book Quest for Hope in the Slum Community. His active weblog is at www.thenewfriars.com.

Shane Claiborne is a preacher, writer and lover of Jesus. He attended Eastern University, where he studied sociology and youth ministry. Claiborne is cofounder of The Simple Way and is currently a part of The Alternative Seminary in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He serves on the board of the Christian Community Development Association. He is the author of The Irresistible Revolution and coauthor of Jesus for President. Catch up with him at thesimpleway.org.

Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove (M.Div., Duke Divinity School) is director of the School for Conversion in Durham, North Carolina, where he is a member of the Rutba House new monastic community. He is the author of To Baghdad and Beyond and coauthor of Inhabiting the Church: Biblical Wisdom for a New Monasticism. He is also the coeditor of School(s) for Conversion: 12 Marks of a New Monasticism. Catch up with him at newmonasticism.org.

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Table of Contents

Foreword, Shane Claiborne and Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove
1 A New Wineskin, Scott Bessenecker
2 Hovering Spirit, Creative Voice, Empowered Transformation: A Retrospective, Viv Grigg
3 Incarnational: The First Sign, Craig and Nayhouy Greenfield
4 Missional: The Second Sign, Derek Engdahl and Jean-Luc Krieg
5 Marginal: The Third Sign, Chris Heuertz and David Chronic
6 Devotional: The Fourth Sign, Phileena Heuertz and Darren Prince
7 Communal: The Fifth Sign, José Peñate Aceves and John Hayes Epilogue: Challenges and Possibilities for a New Generation of Mission Workers, Ash Barker Notes About the Contributors
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