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“This is a book that we’ve needed for a long, long time…. This is a book for people who long for community and for people who’ve found it; for young seekers and for old radicals. Like a farmer’s almanac or a good cookbook, it’s a guide that doesn’t tell you what to do, but rather gives you the resources you need to find your way together with friends in the place where you are. We couldn’t be more grateful to have a book like this. And we couldn’t be happier to share it with you.”—Shane Claiborne and Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove,from the book’s Foreword
In the 21st century, a new generation of Spirit-energized people are searching for a new—yet ancient—way of life together. David Janzen, a friend of the New Monasticism movement with four decades of personal communal experience, has visited scores of communities, both old and new. The Intentional Christian Community Handbook shares his wisdom, as well as the experience of intentional Christian communities across North America over the last half century.
David Janzen graduated from Bethel College and studied at Harvard Divinity School. In 1971, he and his wife helped found New Creation Fellowship, a Christian intentional community in Newton KS. In 1984, they moved to Reba Place Fellowship in Evanston IL, where David now runs an affordable housing ministry.
Shane Claiborne and Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove are the co-authors, with Enuma Okoro, of Common Prayer: A Liturgy for Ordinary Radicals.
I read this book as a part of a divinity school class on intentional communities. Janzen shares stories of the visits to 30 intentional communities and gives pointers about living... Read morePublished 10 months ago by Abdue Knox
If looking at starting, moving into, or understanding this concept called Intentional Christian Community this is a very good book. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Michael A. Furches
Very good read and helpful to think through the various aspects of forming an intentional community. Read morePublished on March 24, 2013 by Steve
The Intentional Christian Community Handbook was written as a guide for those in community, or those who are interested in intentional community living. Read morePublished on February 11, 2013 by James R. V. Matichuk
The Intentional Christian Community Handbook is a valuable resource for old as well as forming communities. Read morePublished on January 12, 2013 by Joe and Nancy Gatlin
This book is excellent for anyone interested in possibilities for living out their Christian faith beyond the typical Sunday morning experience. Read morePublished on December 27, 2012 by Larry Allen Aughenbaugh
This is simply the right book at the right time by the right author. First, it is the right book. This book thoroughly introduces the reader to the process of starting and... Read morePublished on December 19, 2012 by Evan B. Howard
I have taught a course on Intentional Christian Community at the university level for the last ten years. Read morePublished on December 12, 2012 by Gregory A. Clark