Restoring Broken Things: What Happens When We Catch a Vision of the New World Jesus Is Creating

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Sooner or later, we all become disillusioned with this fallen world as we encounter life's difficulties. But Christians have hope, a promise from God: "Behold, I make all things new!"-Revelation 21:5. Authors Steven Curtis Chapman and Scotty Smith explore this bold proclamation of God's commitment to redeem and restore all things through His Son, Jesus Christ. They also reveal the important role Christians play in this redemptive process.
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Overview

Sooner or later, we all become disillusioned with this fallen world as we encounter life's difficulties. But Christians have hope, a promise from God: "Behold, I make all things new!"-Revelation 21:5. Authors Steven Curtis Chapman and Scotty Smith explore this bold proclamation of God's commitment to redeem and restore all things through His Son, Jesus Christ. They also reveal the important role Christians play in this redemptive process.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780849918964
  • Publisher: Nelson, Thomas, Inc.
  • Publication date: 10/2/2007
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 272
  • Product dimensions: 5.20 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Scotty Smith is the founding pastor of Christ Community Church in Franklin, Tennessee. He is the author of several books including Speechless with Steven Curtis Chapman and Unveiled Hope with songwriter and musician Michael Card. He is a graduate of Westminster Seminary and is adjunct instructor of practical theology for Covenant Seminary in St. Louis.

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Table of Contents


Foreword     vii
Acknowledgments     xi
Prologue: Broken Beyond Repair     xiii
The Restorer of Broken Things     1
The Importance of Story     15
Engaging with God's Story of Restoration     33
Understanding Brokenness     55
Restoring God's Broken Creation     77
Restoring Broken Lives     97
Restoring Broken Relationships     117
Restoring Broken Worship     137
Restoring Broken Worshipers     157
Restoring God's Broken Church     181
Restoring Broken Culture     209
Conclusion: What on Earth Are We Doing?     231
Notes     253
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