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Flourishing on the Edge of Faith: Seven Practices for a New We

Flourishing on the Edge of Faith: Seven Practices for a New We

by Andrew DeCort
Flourishing on the Edge of Faith: Seven Practices for a New We

Flourishing on the Edge of Faith: Seven Practices for a New We

by Andrew DeCort

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Flourishing on the Edge of Faith is a passionate meditation on the profound significance of Jesus's prayer. With years of study, teaching, and peacemaking around the world, Dr. Andrew DeCort uncovers Jesus's radical vision for human flourishing in the face of suffering and violence. Wherever you are on the edge of faith, this book will meet your questions with honesty and hope.

"This book is at once comforting and discomfiting in a deeply personal way. I confront the devastation of war every day, and so I keep a poster on my office wall that reminds me, 'Don't be ashamed to stand for peace.' Whether you're a believer or not, Flourishing on the Edge of Faith will give you the shameless courage necessary to stand for peace." Dr. Alex de Waal, President, World Peace Foundation

"This book is subtle and radical. Its stated aim is modest: to introduce you to a practice of prayer. But if you open your heart enough, it will introduce you to a new worldview, and maybe even change your world. Prayer is powerful. Faith is powerful. This book will show you the way." Eboo Patel, Founder and President, Interfaith America

"Flourishing's fresh, blazing, Jesus-intoxicated spiritual vision can speak to everyone. Andrew is one of the most inspired, and inspiring, Christian thinkers and practitioners that I know anywhere in the world." Rev. Dr. David Gushee, past President, The American Academy of Religion and The Society of Christian Ethics

"I am an atheist, would never dream of praying, and believe that religion has wrought much evil in the world. But Flourishing on the Edge of Faith embodies the kind of Christianity that I do not hesitate to get behind." David Livingstone Smith, author of On Inhumanity: Dehumanization and How to Resist It

"Flourishing on the Edge of Faith is a guidebook for the soul." Michael Fishbane, Distinguished Service Professor of Jewish Studies Emeritus, University of Chicago



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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781958865019
Publisher: Bittersweet Books
Publication date: 11/21/2022
Pages: 242
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.61(d)

About the Author

Andrew DeCort holds a PhD in Religious and Political Ethics from the University of Chicago. He has worked as a pastor, professor of ethics, and peace practitioner in the US, Europe, and Africa. Andrew is the founding director of the Institute for Faith and Flourishing and co-director of the Neighbor-Love Movement. His work has appeared in Foreign Policy, the BBC, and other major platforms. He's the author of Bonhoeffer's New Beginning: Ethics after Devastation and writes the weekly newsletter Stop & Think. Andrew and his wife Lily live and work between Addis Ababa and Chicago.

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