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Bold as Love: What Can Happen When We See People the Way God Does by [Roberts Jr., Bob]
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About the Author

Bob Roberts Jr. is the founding pastor of NorthWood Church in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area, and has been involved in the planting of a hundred congregations in the United States. Bob also works in Australia, Asia, Afghanistan, Mexico, and Nepal helping with church planting and development and global engagement. Bob is a graduate of Baylor University (BA), Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (Mdiv), and Fuller Seminary (D.Min.) with an emphasis in church planting. He and his wife have two children.

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  • File Size: 336 KB
  • Print Length: 177 pages
  • Publisher: Thomas Nelson (December 3, 2012)
  • Publication Date: December 3, 2012
  • Sold by: HarperCollins Christian Publishing
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B008GVZ01E
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #461,976 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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In his new book "Bold as Love; What Can Happen When We See People the Way God Does", Texas megachurch pastor Bob Roberts, Jr. writes about diversity of religions and the possibility of seeing our neighbors in the same light God does. For Christians, the word `diversity' has long been considered a four-letter word, a bit unnerving, and difficult to achieve at best. Roberts believes diversity it is possible for different religions to come together under the umbrella of God's bold love. The genesis for this book was a challenge by Roberts's friend, a Saudi prince and a Muslim to discuss the ways to bring about a greater understanding between Christians and Muslims. From there, Roberts organized an event at his church for the purpose of demonstrating God's love between Christian, Jewish, and Muslims communities. After some initial pushback, his congregation his vision and the event was a great success.

Roberts spends a great deal of time, in different places throughout the book, talking about the differences between "multifaith" and "interfaith". His goal in hosting these meetings is multifaith: people coming together who passionately believe in their own faith and want to know more about what their neighbors believe. Interfaith, he describes, is simply trying to melt all faiths into one. Roberts has found through these multifaith meetings, three questions are often asked. First, "Why do you believe in God?" Second, "Why do you believe in only one God?" Third, "Why are you a Christian?" He believes there must be solid answers from Christians to these questions if we are going to positively influence other religions. Roberts takes time to describe certain fears in the multifaith journey.
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Once upon a time, people chose religions much the same way they chose football teams: they rooted for the same team their neighbors did. But today's unprecedented mass migration has resulted in diverse, powerful world religions living next door to one another. Picking our faith passively, or throwing our hands in the air, is not an option. We must speak frankly, but lovingly, with all religions in today's compact world.

When Dallas megachurch pastor Bob Roberts, Jr., met a Saudi prince who asked him what he had done to promote dialog, he felt overwhelmed. Dallas is the capital of Jesusland! Yet when he got home, he noticed mosques, synagogues, temples, and more, right on his doorstep. The supposed Bible Belt has as much religious diversity as any American region. So he took the logical step, reaching out to imams and rabbis for his city's first multifaith sit-down.

This book combines anecdotes of Roberts' personal discoveries, lessons he learned about his own and others' beliefs, and suggestions to build similar experiences across America. Roberts' suggestions are both timely and relevant. The Abrahamic faiths (Christianity, Judaism, and Islam) share a call to love our neighbors, a call shared by most faiths and philosophies. But it's hard to love one another when we don't know one another.

Like me, Roberts distrusts the sort of "interfaith" meetings that enjoyed hip cachet in the 1990s. Too often, these descended into huggy, syncretic pablum in which nobody stood for anything. No wonder interfaith outreach dwindled after 9/11. Roberts prefers the term "multifaith," which reflects his real goal: people who passionately believe their own faith, and passionately want to know their neighbors as real people.
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Bob Roberts once again nails it with Bold As Love. As a visionary pastor who is making a difference locally and globally he takes us on a journey back to the heart of what it means to be a follower of Jesus... LOVE! With faith inspiring, gut wrenching, and utterly challenging stories, Roberts reminds readers what love looks like. Imagine a world where the love of Christ, through the lives of His people, was constantly on display. Roberts has seen glimpses of this for years...and believes there can and should be more. His call back to love isn't an easy one, but it is a call that, if taken to heart, will change the world. READ THIS BOOK...then DO this book!
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In many ways, Bold as Love, by Bob Roberts, Jr. is a memoir or a personal testimony of what God can do in a person's life when they are willing to follow and obey Jesus with reckless abandon. Many of the accounts that Roberts give illicit a response of "that's unbelievable!" Bold as Love reads like and extension to the Book of Acts.

Roberts writes: "Everything is everywhere like never before in the history of humanity. The world is changing at a rapid pace, and with it your neighborhood, school, work, mall, and everywhere you go. For the first time in history, the whole world is showing up everywhere and changing the neighborhood." (p. 10)

The whole premise of Bold as Love is that this is a good thing!

"Every great move of God has always involved migration: Noah; Abraham the pilgrim in the Holy Land; Joseph in Egypt; from Egypt to Canaan with Moses and Joshua; David to Jerusalem; and Jesus and his call for the gospel to be taken to the ends of the earth. This is how the sovereign God spread his word all through ancient history - and how he's doing it now." (p. 14)

Roberts' story begins with him being a member of a United Nations think tank that included Turk al-Faisal - a Saudi prince. The Prince challenged Roberts to take steps to bring greater understanding between Christians and Muslims in Dallas, where Roberts lives and pastors. Since he knew no Muslims that would prove to be a difficult task! Undaunted, Roberts set out to host a meeting with two faith leaders: a rabbi and an imam for a 'multifaith' dialogue. That dialogue grew into a series of combined events one weekend at each other's houses of worship that included all three congregations.
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