Costly Love: The Way to True Unity for All the Followers of Jesus

Costly Love: The Way to True Unity for All the Followers of Jesus

by John Armstrong

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781565486164
Publisher: New City Press of the Focolare
Publication date: 06/30/2017
Sales rank: 465,452
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

John H. Armstrong is president and founder of ACT3 Network (1991). A pastor for twenty years, he has speaking, consulting and mentoring experience in diverse contexts and different Christian denominations. He has edited and written thirteen books, including Your Church Is Too Small: Why Unity in Christ's Mission Is Vital to the Future of the Church (2010). His blogs can be accessed at wvvw.costlylove.com, johnharmstrong.com, and act3network.com

Table of Contents

Dedication xiii

Foreword xvii

Acknowledgments xxi

Introduction 1

Part 1 Who is God?

1 The Steadfast Love of the Lord 13

2 The Meaning of Costly Love 25

3 Two Faces of God's Love 41

Part 2 Why Should We Love?

4 Falling in Love With God 57

5 To Whom Shall I Be a Neighbor? 73

Part 3 How Can Love Become Our Goal?

6 Can the Church Regain Love as Its Goal? 91

7 How Discipleship Is Rooted in Love 107

8 The Most Astounding Command Ever Uttered 123

Part 4 How Can We Recover the Commandment Jesus Gave?

9 The New Commandment 139

10 How the New Commandment Was Lost 151

11 The Way of the New Covenant 165

Part 5 What Makes Our Love So Costly?

12 Costly Love in a Hostile World 183

13 Followers of the Way 199

14 Finding Divine Life in Costly Love 213

15 This Is My Body, Broken by You 229

For Further Reading 243

Endnotes 247

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