Gold Medal Winner, 2016 Illumination Book Award in ministry/mission, Independent Publishers
How can Christians represent the love of Christ to their neighbors (let alone people in foreign countries) in an age when Christianity has earned a bad name from centuries of intolerance and cultural imperialism? Is it enough to love and serve them? Can you win their trust without becoming one of them? Can you be a missional Christian without a church?
This provocative book, based on a recently uncovered collection of 100-year-old letters from a famous pastor to his nephew, a missionary in China, will upend pretty much everyone’s assumptions about what it means to give witness to Christ.
Blumhardt challenges us to find something of God in every person, to befriend people and lead them to faith without expecting them to become like us, and to discover where Christ is already at work in the world. This is truly good news: No one on the planet is outside the love of God.
At a time when Christian mission has too often been reduced to social work or proselytism, this book invites us to reclaim the heart of Jesus’ great commission, quietly but confidently incarnating the love of Christ and trusting him to do the rest.
|Publisher:||The Plough Publishing House|
|Product dimensions:||5.30(w) x 7.40(h) x 0.60(d)|
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Table of Contents
1 Keep the Kingdom in View 1
2 Avoid Being Religious 10
3 See How Christ Is Already at Work 38
4 Remain among the People 55
5 Open Wide Your Heart 73
6 Make God's Love Known 91
7 Show the Gospel 101
8 Allow the Spirit to Work 116
9 Always Hope 122
Reflection and Discussion Questions 132