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About Bob Ayres
REA Leadership Resources, Anglican priest, author of "Deaf Diaspora: The Third Wave of Deaf Ministry" and "DEAFCHURCH 21: Vision for a New Generation". Dr. Bob and Kathy Ayres are the founders of "Deaf Teen Quest", a national ministry model of Youth For Christ USA.
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Each chapter concludes with useful discussion guides for students or small groups.
Ayres calls for the rediscovery of the spiritual legacy of Deaf-World as he explores the history of ministry programs and proposes a definite plan for the future.
"An invaluable contribution to the field of Deaf ministry "
-Rick McClain, Deaf Pastor for College Church of the Nazarene, Olathe, Kansas
"An unusually keen knowledge of the past, a strong sensitivity with the present, and a proposed plan for the future "
-Duane King, Founder/Executive Director, Deaf Missions, Council Bluffs, Iowa
"God has clearly inspired Bob to write this book for precisely 'such a time as this.'"
-Mary J. High, PhD, Associate Professor, Gardner-Webb University, Boiling Springs, North Carolina
"Deaf Diaspora is a 'must read' for anyone who is active in or serving a Deaf Christian ministry "
-Mark Seeger, Pastor, Jesus Lutheran Church of the Deaf, Austin, Texas
Included are inspirational personal narratives by Chad Entinger.
• Section one contains excerpts of comments from a two-year discussion board on Facebook on the topic of 21st Century Deaf Church.
• Section two offers the theological underpinning for effective ministry in the highly secularized context of the twenty-first century.
• Section three presents the conclusions of the think-tank and interpretations of this research by the authors.
• Section four presents the "Declaration to the Deaf Church" with insights and explanation provided by the authors.
• Section five provides biblical foundations for the calling and responsibilities of the Deaf Church as part of the historic Christian faith.
Based on over a quarter-of-a-century of practical expertise, author Bob Ayres shares his insights, struggles, wisdom, and advice with humor and passion. Each chapter begins with a description of someone who taught him valuable insights. Included is scriptural wisdom from Proverbs and maxims from Dr. Charles W. Conn, former president of Lee University.
Real-Life Wisdom is a recipe for healthy relationships and authentic Christian community. Whether you are a new volunteer at church or in the community, or have many years of ministry experience, Real-Life Wisdom is guaranteed to challenge, touch, and teach you. You will not put this book down unchanged. With a discussion guide for each chapter, it is a perfect small group study book or ideal for personal growth. Experience faith in action and learn valuable lessons to improve all your relationships.
Who will benefit from Real-Life Wisdom: Stories for the Road?
. Ministry students
Real-Life Wisdom: Stories for the Road will take you on a new journey of insight. Are you ready for the trip? Jump in and travel down the road a ways.