Called to Community, Clive Staples Lewis, John Perkins, Søren Kierkegaard, Joan Chittister, Eberhard Arnold, Thomas Merton, Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove, David Janzen, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Henri Nouwen, Richard Foster, Dorothy Day, Fyodor Dostoevsky, Chiara Lubich, Eugene H
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Why, in an age of connectivity, are our lives more isolated and fragmented than ever? And what can be done about it? The answer lies in the hands of God’s people. Increasingly, today’s Christians want to be the church, to follow Christ together in daily life. From every corner of society, they are daring to step away from the status quo and respond to Christ’s call to share their lives more fully with one another and with others. As they take the plunge, they are discovering the rich, meaningful life that Jesus has in mind for all people, and pointing the church back to its original calling: to be a gathered, united community that demonstrates the transforming love of God.Of course, such a life together with others isn’t easy. The selections in this volume are, by and large, written by practitioners—people who have pioneered life in intentional community and have discovered in the nitty-gritty of daily life what it takes to establish, nurture, and sustain a Christian community over the long haul.Whether you have just begun thinking about communal living, are already embarking on sharing life with others, or have been part of a community for many years, the pieces in this collection will encourage, challenge, and strengthen you. The book’s fifty-two chapters can be read one a week to ignite meaningful group discussion.
335 printed pages
Original publication
2016

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Until you have become really, in actual fact, a brother to everyone, brotherhood will not come to pass.

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