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Living Mission: The Vision and Voices of New Friars Paperback – October 1, 2010
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About the Author
Shane Claiborne is a preacher, writer and lover of Jesus. He attended Eastern University, where he studied sociology and youth ministry. Claiborne is cofounder of The Simple Way and is currently a part of The Alternative Seminary in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He serves on the board of the Christian Community Development Association. He is the author of The Irresistible Revolution and coauthor of Jesus for President. Catch up with him at thesimpleway.org.
Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove (M.Div., Duke Divinity School) is director of the School for Conversion in Durham, North Carolina, where he is a member of the Rutba House new monastic community. He is the author of To Baghdad and Beyond and coauthor of Inhabiting the Church: Biblical Wisdom for a New Monasticism. He is also the coeditor of School(s) for Conversion: 12 Marks of a New Monasticism. Catch up with him at newmonasticism.org.
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Top Customer Reviews
The New Monasticism movement is about reaching out with both the gospel and the love of Christ through physical presence and real practical help, in other words, mission. Do not misunderstand - this is not unthinking social action. The various authors in this book are clearly deep thinkers of scripture - people who have meditated on the word of God; have heard the call of God; and have acted, giving their lives completely to the service of Jesus - giving up all else to follow him. We say that we live in a Global society - this is a book about Global mission which begins right on our door steps.
These are not super-christians, or super-humans but each of the authors are on the front line and the cutting edge of mission, passionate and committed. It's not glamorous and exotic; it's serious, hard, powerful and Kingdom centered.
My hope is that you will read this book. You will probably feel uncomfortable with some of this book, but then you will also be challenged - challenged to re-think what mission is. Which is a good thing.
From successful drug rehabilitation centers for youth, to home-based care for AIDS orphans, to income-generation projects for impoverished women and those coming out of prostitution, the faithfulness of New Friars workers to a Biblical vision of justice and compassion is having tangible results around the globe. Over the past few months, I've had the chance to visit a few of these workers and see their lives firsthand.Read more ›
This book shares deep truths that have the authority of lives lived out in faithfulness. I have come to know several of the "new friars" personally and have had friends visit a few of their communities. They are legitimate. The last thing they would want is to be "sainted" as somehow perfect. They have their faults & openly share their failings, but that only adds to their credibility.
I highly recommend this book and the ministries/people represented within.
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I love this Book...I am A New Monastic Friar...buy two and send me one....Friar Brother Rodney ...firstname.lastname@example.orgPublished 11 months ago by Friar Rodney Burnap
Vignettes from those living the faith story with the poor of the poor. Inspiring, Challenging, Sobering... Read morePublished on May 10, 2013 by C. Russell