Unfragmented: Shalom in Shattering World

Unfragmented: Shalom in Shattering World

by Paul W Martin

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ISBN-13: 9781946453006
Publisher: Outreach, Inc dba Equip Press
Publication date: 06/12/2017
Pages: 148
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

About the Author

PAUL MARTIN is a speaker and author. He served pastorates in Louisiana, Oklahoma, Indiana, and Kansas. He, along with his wife Sharon, pioneered their denomination's ministry into Sierra Leone, West Africa with a focus on leadership development and theological education. The Martins live near Wichita, KS. They are parents of two married children and six grandchildren.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 9

What People Are Saying 11

Preface 15

Introduction 22

1. SHALOM! 25

A heart home 25

The Creator’s design 28

The dream—“Peace Is Everything” 31

The peace refuge—home, sweet shalom! 33

2. Shalom ~ Shattered! 39

Sabotaged! 40

Upper view—from the Creator’s perspective 41

From down here—the earthly perspective 42

What’s real in today’s world? 43

Truths regarding sin 49

3. Shalom ~ Grace “In the Eyes of the Lord” 55

In the eyes of the Rescuer 55

How may we think of grace? 56

Grace brings life where there was death 58

Grace brings favor we did not deserve 61

Grace brings peace (shalom) where there was conflict 64

4. Shalom ~ Holy Wholeness 73

Remembering Father 73

The Father’s shalom call to all His family 74

The word “holiness” . . . some connotations 75

Holiness as wholeness 76

Shalom and the Shema 77

The Designer’s invitation to wholeness 80

5. Shalom ~ Stewardship of the Father’s Garden 89

In tune with nature 89

Care for our Father’s garden 90

Stewarding the resources of life 94

The Father’s expectation—the land and the lifestyle 96

The “God-people-land” view 101

6. Shalom ~ Christus Victor! 105

The Christus Victor mission 106

Christ: Creator and cosmic Conqueror-Redeemer 108

What this means in personal life 110

7. Shalom ~ Kingdom Come, Kingdom Coming ~ And It’s BIG! 117

Cry for the Kingdom 117

Conflict . . . but THE Kingdom is coming! 119

The Kingdom is coming, and it’s BIG! 119

8. Shalom ~ Home, Sweet Shalom 127

Restoration—it’s this real in our family! 127

The creation healed 129

So, why the emphasis on wholeness? 131

The call to shalom living in our present shattering world 135

Onward to Eden and more—He wins! 137

SHALOM in Our Times ~ 146

Connect with Paul & Sharon Martin’s ministry at: 146

Prayer of St. Francis of Assisi 147

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