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Creature of the Word: The Jesus-Centered Church
Creature of the Word: The Jesus-Centered Church
by Eric Geiger
Edition: Paperback
Price: $11.63
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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant., October 2, 2012
As I was reading through Creature Of The Word it was greatly encouraging to see the breadth at which Chandler, Patterson, and Geiger covered this topic. The tone of speaking boldly, while doing it through the lens of gentleness, is an accomplishment that very few books seem to reach these days.

Here are a few quotes from Creature Of The Word that I hope will encourage you to pick up a copy.

1. Abhorring what is evil in the context of community requires true love--love that dares to inflict "the wounds of a friend" (Prov. 27:6 esv). The weakest, saddest, most hypocritical form of pseudo love is the kind that sees someone in danger and simply hopes everything works out in the end.

2. We become what we behold.

3. Not everything is the gospel, but the gospel is for everything.

Enjoy the wisdom that is expressed in this book!


Barefoot Church: Serving the Least in a Consumer Culture (Exponential Series)
Barefoot Church: Serving the Least in a Consumer Culture (Exponential Series)
Offered by HarperCollins Publishing
Price: $8.99

23 of 24 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Great Combination Of Theory And Implementation, October 22, 2011
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Reading through Barefoot Church, I was encouraged greatly, while also blown away by how Hatmaker weaves in the ability to call out issues AND give great answers. Here are some areas that I believe Barefoot Church offers a new contribution.

1. It was raw and hope filled, instead of pessimistic and deconstructing. Many guys are writing books and articles that address problems, but they have been incredibly lazy in working out answers. Hatmaker definitely talks about problems, but does not just keep the issue hanging. He gives some engaging answers.

2. Chapters 5 and 9 were incredible. The ideas that are brought up in talking through the "unchurched" and "dechurched" are solid (Chp. 5). Also, in chapter 9, the 6 ways on how to engage non profits are priceless. They are worth the price of the book in themselves.

3. A collision of theory and implementation. Many books are continually jumping in the deep water on either side, while not realizing that both make up the pool. Brandon does both very well.


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