Trusted missiologist Ed Stetzer and coauthor and pastor Philip Nation bring missional thinking to everyday believers in Compelled by Love. The 2008–2009 emphasis book for WMU®, a million-member missions nonprofit organization, Compelled by Love is a basic theology-and-application platform to help believers understand what missional living is all about—that is, our calling to love others.
|Publisher:||New Hope Publishers|
|Product dimensions:||8.00(w) x 5.00(h) x 0.58(d)|
About the Author
Considered “one of the best informed, practically minded, and field church planters that I know,” by Rick Warren (The Purpose-Driven Life), Dr. Ed Stetzer is currently director of Research at LifeWay Christian Resources. Ed has planted churches in New York, Pennsylvania, and Georgia, transitioned declining churches in Indiana and Georgia, trained pastors and church planters on five continents, and has taught at 16 different seminaries. Formerly the missiologist and research director at the North American Mission Board, Ed holds two master’s degrees, two doctorates, and has written dozens of articles and books. He and his wife, Donna, have three daughters and call Tennessee home.
What People are Saying About This
Endorsements “This is a great tool to help your church learn how and why we should live compelled by love. God calls us to nothing less.”— Rick Warren, author of The Purpose-Driven Life “Compelled by Love is a much-needed overview for how God’s love compels us to love as He is loving in our world.” — Henry Blackaby, author of Experiencing God and Called and Accountable “Here is an anthem of love that the missional church can sing with all its heart.”— Leonard Sweet, Drew Theological School, George Fox University, “Compelled by Love is a great read for those needing encouragement and direction for engaging in God's work in the world.”—Thom Rainer, author of Simple Church “Compelled by Love is a fine contribution to spiritual reflection and church renewal.”— Timothy George, founding dean, Beeson Divinity School, Samford University, and senior editor, Christianity Today “Compelled by Love gives us a much needed teaching on an overused word. . . .This book is necessary reading to redeem our understanding of how love fuels missional living.”— Mark Driscoll, Mars Hill Church, author of Vintage Jesus: Timeless Answers to Timely Questions “Compelled by Love helps us recover the legitimacy that only love can bring. And God knows, we could be a whole lot more loving!”— Alan Hirsch,author of The Forgotten Ways and The Shaping of Things To Come “If the church needs anything today, it is to learn to love again. Ed and Philip remind us that love is the only motive that can really make us missional. And these two men live out what they write.”— Dr. John Avant, senior pastor, pastor, First West Church, author of Authentic Power: How to Unleash It in Your Life “Ed and Philip help us discover biblically sound answers to crucial questions. Compelled by Love is filled with words of wisdom that will protect the best crafted how-to plans from being hijacked by fuzzy motives and misplaced goals.”—Steven M. Pike, administrator,US Missions director, Assemblies of God Church Planting and Health “Ed and Philip call us to evaluate our lives and ministries by the standard of love. This book will meddle with our motives, but will call us to a higher way of living.” — Dr. Ronnie W. Floyd, senior pastor, First Baptist Church of Springdale and the Church at Pinnacle Hills, author of Finding the Favor of God: A Discovery That Will Change Your Life “Compelled by Love is a compelling resource to spur conversation in small groups.”— Bill Easum, cofounder, Easum, Bandy & Associates “Compelled by Love is the type of book that creates the atmosphere to see change in ministry.”— Johnny Hunt, pastor, First Baptist Woodstock “Ed and Philip talk about the ultimate purpose of missions—to first love God with all our heart, and then to love others as we love ourselves. Love trumps mission, and together they equal missional love.”— Elmer Towns, dean, School of Religion, Liberty University
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This book demonstrates how we should be compelled to act with love in even the most ordinary circumstances of our life, and how - when we take the simple step of ensuring we act with love, we can grow closer to God in all aspects of our life. I have always wanted to do missionary work, but have not acted on this desire. This book brought home that there is so much we can do to be missionaries of God in our own home and in our own community. I felt renewed and found so many areas in my own life where I have the opportunity to be "compelled by love" in my own small world. I highly recommend this book - especially in a world that is struggling with the loss of material wealth in a faultering economy - we can be reminded how spiritually rich we all are!