Room to Grow: Meditations on Trying to Live as a Christian

Room to Grow: Meditations on Trying to Live as a Christian

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Room to Grow: Meditations on Trying to Live as a Christian by Martin B. Copenhaver

Wise, encouraging pastoral reflections on growing in Christ

"When I clothe myself with Jesus, he leaves me room to grow — which is a good thing because, God knows, I'm still growing. I put on Jesus as I would a new and ill-fitting outfit — in order that someday it might fit and be a fitting expression of who I have become."
— from Martin Copenhaver's preface

In this volume of rich pastoral meditations, Martin Copenhaver offers rare insight into the myriad ways we try to live the Christian life, showing us that there is indeed "room to grow" in Christ and into the Christian faith. Moving seamlessly from the gently humorous to the thoughtfully serious, these reflections will renew and inspire Christians in their daily walk.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780802872586
Publisher: Eerdmans, William B. Publishing Company
Publication date: 10/21/2015
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 184
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

About the Author

Martin B. Copenhaver is president of Andover Newton Theological School and a United Church of Christ minister. His other books include This Odd and Wondrous Calling: The Public and Private Lives of Two Ministers and Jesus Is the Question: The 307 Questions Jesus Asked and the 3 He Answered.

Table of Contents

Foreword ix

Preface xii

Building Barns, Postponing Life 1

Pray Constantly 9

Excuses, Excuses, Excuses 16

An Everlasting Song to an Ever-Present God 23

Enduring Love 29

Being Available 24/6 35

Memory and Personhood 43

Our Close and Distant God 49

To Save or to Savor? 55

Job's Friends 63

Before the Child 70

Saying Good-bye 75

Whispered in Your Ear 80

Born Again? 87

Who's That Knocking at My Door? 95

Choir Practice in Prison 102

Its About Time 109

Give Thanks in All Circumstances 116

Christmas Gifts 124

How to Throw a Party 130

Are You Talking to Me? 136

Revelation in Retrospect 144

Called and Recalled 151

To Bless and to Be Blessed 159

The Cloud of Witnesses 167

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